Report: ISIS Chops Off Hands of Two Children for Refusing to Execute Civilians

Report: ISIS Chops Off Hands of Two Children for Refusing to Execute Civilians

MOSUL, Iraq — Members of the barbaric Islamic group ISIS, which identifies itself as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, recently cut off the hands of two children for refusing to execute civilians. Alsumaria News reports that the incident occurred in the ISIS-occupied territory of Mosul, being tipped off by an anonymous source. “The […]

Indian Pastor Assaulted by Hindu Extremists

Indian Pastor Assaulted by Hindu Extremists

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – A week after a pastor fell into a coma following harassment by hard-line Hindus in southern India, a gang of Hindu extremists in the same state beat another pastor after he prayed for healing at the home of an elderly church member, family members said. Police altered the statement of […]

UK Lawmaker Seeks to End Disability-Selective Abortion: ‘People Like Me … Face Extinction’

UK Lawmaker Seeks to End Disability-Selective Abortion: ‘People Like Me … Face Extinction’

LONDON — A lawmaker in the U.K. who was born with a rare bone disorder lamented before parliament last week that people such as himself are “facing extinction” as he spoke of his bill to close a loophole in the law that allows for selective abortion based on disability. Kevin Shinkwin, who serves in the House of […]

Christian Jailed in Mexico for Refusing to Contribute to Catholic Festivals, Deny Evangelical Faith

Christian Jailed in Mexico for Refusing to Contribute to Catholic Festivals, Deny Evangelical Faith

(Morning Star News) – A Christian in Chiapas state, Mexico was summarily jailed for three days the evening of Jan. 7 for refusing to deny his faith and contribute to Traditionalist Catholic festivals, according to an advocacy group. Local authorities who practice the Traditionalist Catholic blend of indigenous pagan and Roman Catholic rituals also threatened […]

Czech Aid Worker, Sudanese Pastor Sentenced to Prison in Sudan

Czech Aid Worker, Sudanese Pastor Sentenced to Prison in Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A judge in Sudan on Sunday (Jan. 29) sentenced Czech aid worker Petr Jasek to life in prison and two other Christians to prison terms of 12 years on charges related to “espionage,” a defense attorney said. “Petr Jasek was imprisoned for life,” attorney Muhanad Nur told Morning Star […]

Report: Boko Haram Destroyed Over 900 Churches in Northern Nigeria

Report: Boko Haram Destroyed Over 900 Churches in Northern Nigeria

(Daily Post) — The youth wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), 19 Northern states‎, yesterday said over 900 churches have been lost to Boko haram terrorism in the North east. It therefore urged the Federal Government to rebuild the churches and also re-establish Nigeria Inter Religion Council (NIREC) with a view to curbing […]

Norway’s Lutheran Church Embraces Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

Norway’s Lutheran Church Embraces Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

(Reuters) — Norway’s Lutheran Church voted on Monday in favor of new ceremonial language that will allow its pastors to conduct same-sex marriages, bringing it into line with several other mainstream Protestant denominations abroad. Last April the annual conference of the Church—to which nearly three quarters of Norwegians said in 2015 they belonged—backed the principle […]

Six Killed in Terrorist Attack on Quebec Mosque

Six Killed in Terrorist Attack on Quebec Mosque

Quebec City (AFP) — Gunmen stormed into a Quebec mosque during evening prayers and opened fire on dozens of worshippers, killing six and wounding eight in what Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned as a “terrorist attack.” Police arrested the two assailants following the shooting Sunday inside the Islamic Cultural Center in a busy district […]