Shattered Widow of Christian Lynched in Pakistan Dies

Shattered Widow of Christian Lynched in Pakistan Dies

Allah Rakhi Bibi and Nazeer Masih Gill. (Courtesy of family) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Not a day passed when Allah Rakhi Bibi would not cry for her husband Nazeer Masih Gill, beaten to death at 74 by a Muslim mob on a false blasphemy accusation a month ago. On Friday (June 21), […]

Blasphemy Law Wielded against Christian in Pakistan

Blasphemy Law Wielded against Christian in Pakistan

Locked door of one of the households that fled Christian Colony in Okara District, Pakistan after blasphemy accusation on June 23, 2024. (CDI-MSN) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Police in Pakistan on Sunday (June 23) arrested a Christian under blasphemy laws as part of his siblings’ effort to retaliate against him over a […]

Imprisonment of Two Christian Teenagers Approaches Five Year Mark

Imprisonment of Two Christian Teenagers Approaches Five Year Mark

6/17/2024 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) — Sunny Mushtaq and Noman Asghar, both Christians, were arrested on June 29, 2019, in Pakistan on blasphemy charges for receiving cartoon drawings of the Prophet Muhammad on the popular messaging app WhatsApp.  Five years on, the two cousins, both teenagers at the time of their arrests, remain imprisoned on […]

Bail Granted to Suspects in Killing of Christian in Pakistan

Bail Granted to Suspects in Killing of Christian in Pakistan

Faisal Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Alimrankdev, Creative Commons) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Due to sloppy police investigation and pressure from an Islamist extremist party, a judge last week granted bail to at least 52 Muslims accused of killing a Christian man over a false blasphemy accusation, sources said. Special Judge Anti-Terrorism Court […]

Türkiye’s Constitutional Court Supports Government’s Expulsion of 9 Foreign Christians

Türkiye’s Constitutional Court Supports Government’s Expulsion of 9 Foreign Christians

6/14/2024 Türkiye (International Christian Concern) — Türkiye’s highest court, the Constitutional Court, recently ruled that the government’s expulsion of nine foreign Christian leaders based on secret service reports does not violate their freedom of religion. Six of the court’s 13 judges dissented. Although the nine believers had legally obtained residency permits, their perceived missionary activities […]

Five Christian Sanitation Workers Die in Pakistan

Five Christian Sanitation Workers Die in Pakistan

Christian sanitation worker Asif Masih died on March 17, 2024 from dangerous conditions in sewers of Faisalabad, Pakistan. (Christian Daily International-Morning Star News) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Five Christian sanitation workers in Pakistan have died since Tuesday (June 11) from inhaling toxic gases, highlighting how they are forced to work without […]

Massive Rally in Pakistan Backs Killing of Christian

Massive Rally in Pakistan Backs Killing of Christian

TLP Sargodha leader Muhammad Naeem Chattha Qadri addresses supporters on June 9, 2024. (Christian Daily International-Morning Star News screenshot of video) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – In the wake of a mob lynching of a Christian falsely accused of defiling the Quran in Pakistan, Islamic extremists at a rally on Sunday (June 9) […]

Islamic Extremists Kill Three Christians in Northeast Nigeria 

Islamic Extremists Kill Three Christians in Northeast Nigeria 

Location of Yobe state, Nigeria. (Uwe Dedering, Creative Commons) ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Suspected Islamic extremist militants on Wednesday (June 5) killed three Christians and kidnapped another after intercepting them on a highway in northeast Nigeria, Christian leaders said. The suspected Boko Haram terrorists stopped a commercial passenger vehicle along the Damaturu-Biu […]

Pastor, Wife and Three Other Christians Slain in Nigeria 

Pastor, Wife and Three Other Christians Slain in Nigeria 

Central Mosque, Jos, Nigeria. (El-siddeeq lame, Creative Commons) ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Suspected Fulani herdsmen killed a pastor, his wife and three other Christians at about midnight on June 2 in Plateau state, central Nigeria, sources said. The raiders with heavy weaponry attacked a predominantly Christian village in Kwall District, Bassa County, […]

Pastor’s Ordeal Shows Challenges Christian Leaders Face in India

Pastor’s Ordeal Shows Challenges Christian Leaders Face in India

Pastor Josemon Pathrose’s vehicle was confiscated for four months. (Morning Star News) NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Pastor Josemon Pathrose spent nearly all of February in jail and finally got his confiscated vehicle back after four months. The harassment and criminal charges he’s endured at the hands of Hindu extremists are not uncommon in India. […]