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Christians Suspect Islamic State Influencing Muslims in Palestinian Territories, Israel

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – After months of Islamic State (IS) committing horrific violence in the Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian Christians say a large number of Muslims in the Palestinian Territories and Israel have become “radicalized” and are much more aggressive toward them. Anti-Christian hostility boiling under the surface for years has come […]

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American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Again Brutally Beaten Behind Bars

An American pastor who has been imprisoned in Iran for over the past two years has again been beaten behind bars. As previously reported, Saeed Abedini, a former Iranian Muslim turned Christian, left Iran in 2005 and moved to the United States with his wife and two children to find religious freedom after facing conflict […]

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Widow of Slain Christian in Uganda Receiving Death Threats

PALLISA, Uganda (Morning Star News) – The widow of a Christian shot to death by suspected hard-line Muslims in eastern Uganda fears for her life after receiving several death threats, she said. Agnes Nasubuga Nura, 28, said Muslim extremists killed her husband, Richard Lebon Suleiman, on Feb. 15 in Budaka, Pallisa District, 193 kilometers (119 miles) east […]

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Angry Islamic Mob Attacks Neighborhood Over Man Accused of Desecrating Koran

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Christians and other religious groups in Lahore are on edge after hundreds of Muslims attacked houses and a nearby Roman Catholic basilica on Sunday night (May 24) in response to accusations that a professing Christian set fire to papers with koranic verses on them. Chaudhry Alam Masih, a resident of Dhoop Sari in […]

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Boko Haram Suspected in Killing of at Least 29 Nigerians, Mostly Christians

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist attacks in Nigeria’s Adamawa state in the past 10 days have killed at least 29 people after weeks of Boko Haram rebels losing ground to government forces in the northeast, sources said. Suspected Boko Haram members on Friday (May 22) slaughtered 10 Christians with machetes in Pambula-Kwamda, a Christian community […]

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Chinese Authorities Shut Down ‘Illegal’ House Church Gathering

Yinchun, Heilongjiang (China Aid) — Authorities in China’s northeastern Heilongjiang province raided a house church gathering in late April and demanded that the church members attend a government-sanctioned Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM) church. “When we were gathering on April 29, people from the domestic security protection squad (DSPS), the local police station and the religious […]

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Pakistani Pastor Threatened by Muslims for Sharing Christ with Neighbors

(Voice of the Martyrs) — After evangelizing Muslims and baptizing a former Islamic religious leader, a Pakistani pastor is receiving death threats from radical Islamists – even through his cell phone. “Azhar”, who became a pastor at a village church more than 20 years ago in Pakistan, regularly shares the gospel with his Muslim neighbors […]

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Persecuted Pakistani Christians Suffer While Seeking Asylum in Thailand

(Pukaar News) — When most people think of Thailand, they imagine an exotic and luxurious holiday destination, but little is known about the harsh reality of the lives of the Pakistani Christian asylum seekers, who are being treated like criminals in Thailand’s capital Bangkok. Many of these Pakistani Christians moved to Thailand for a better […]

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Chinese Authorities Monitor House Church Pastor’s Phone Calls, Issue Threats

Suqian, Anhui (China Aid) — Authorities in China’s eastern Anhui province threatened a house church pastor on Friday after learning through monitored phone calls that the president of the Chinese House Church Alliance planned to deliver a sermon at the house church. “I called Pastor Wu Changle, and the police listened to the phone call,” […]

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Jailed South Sudanese Church Leaders Could Face Death Penalty

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Sudanese authorities have charged two South Sudanese pastors under laws that call for the death penalty, their attorney said. National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) officials have charged Yat Michael and the Peter Yein Reith (also transliterated as Peter Yen Reith, pictured) with undermining the constitutional system (Article 50 […]

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