Officials in Egypt Abet Kidnappers of Christian Woman, Father Says

Officials in Egypt Abet Kidnappers of Christian Woman, Father Says

Irene Ibrahim Shehata was kidnapped in Asyut, Egypt on Jan. 22, 2024. (Coptic Solidarity) (Christian Daily International) – Authorities in Egypt have abetted the kidnapping and forcible conversion to Islam of a Coptic Christian woman, according to a widely published expert on the Middle East and Islam. Irene Ibrahim Shehata, a 21-year-old medical student at […]

Christian in Pakistan Accused of Blasphemy for Refusing to Convert, He Says

Christian in Pakistan Accused of Blasphemy for Refusing to Convert, He Says

Muslims accused Ashbeel Ghauri of blasphemy in Attock city, Pakistan after he refused to convert to Islam. (Christian Daily International-Morning Star News) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – A former classmate of an 18-year-old Christian in Pakistan accused him of blasphemy after failing to convert him to Islam, impeding the accused’s college studies and […]

India Begins Implementation of Discriminatory Citizenship Amendment Act 

India Begins Implementation of Discriminatory Citizenship Amendment Act 

03/12/2024 India (International Christian Concern) — Four years after being passed by Parliament and signed into law, India’s controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will now be implemented, according to a government announcement Monday. The move, lauded by the ardent Hindu nationalists making up the core of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s support base, comes as national […]

Christian Girl, 10, Kidnapped and Forcibly Converted in Pakistan

Christian Girl, 10, Kidnapped and Forcibly Converted in Pakistan

Laiba Suhail. (Courtesy of family) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – The Christian parents of a 10-year-old girl in Pakistan who was abducted and forcibly converted to Islam last month fear she could be sold to sex traffickers, sources said. A month after Laiba Suhail was abducted from her home in Chak 233-RB Ikhlaq […]

Christian Rape Victim in Pakistan Pressured to Withdraw Charges

Christian Rape Victim in Pakistan Pressured to Withdraw Charges

Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, including Faisal Mosque. (Fassifarooq, Creative Commons) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Police in Pakistan are pressuring a young Christian woman to withdraw charges against two Muslims who raped, blackmailed and tried to forcibly convert her to Islam, sources said. The 26-year-old woman, a resident of Islamabad whose name is […]

Muslim Terrorists Kill Two Christians in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Muslim Terrorists Kill Two Christians in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Location of Kaduna state in Nigeria. (Map data © 2024 Google) ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Muslim terrorists killed two Christians and kidnapped dozens of others in an attack on the outskirts of the city of Kaduna in northern Nigeria, sources said. The assailants invaded Gonin Gora, a predominantly Christian village in Chikun […]

Halt to Abuse of Blasphemy Laws Sought in Pakistan

Halt to Abuse of Blasphemy Laws Sought in Pakistan

Badshahi Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan. (Romero Maia, Creative Commons) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – With a soaring number of blasphemy allegations in Pakistan in 2023, rights activists are reiterating demands for legislation against blatant abuse of the country’s notorious blasphemy laws. At least 329 persons were accused of blasphemy under the law in 2023, […]

Christians Fearing Forced Marriages in Pakistan Find Hope

Christians Fearing Forced Marriages in Pakistan Find Hope

Zarvia Masih was 12 when kidnapped and forced to marry her Muslim abductor in 2022. (Morning Star News) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – The Lahore High Court’s recent directive to strictly enforce anti-child marriage laws has raised hope among Pakistan’s Christians of some protection against their underage girls being forced to convert to […]

Christians in Jaranwala, Pakistan Acquitted of Blasphemy Charges

Christians in Jaranwala, Pakistan Acquitted of Blasphemy Charges

Attorney Tahir Bashir with Umair Saleem (L) and Umar Saleem (R) after their release on March 1, 2024. (Christian Daily International-Morning Star News) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – A judge in Pakistan on Friday (March 1) acquitted two Christian brothers of false blasphemy charges that had led to Muslims attacking Christian homes and […]

Islamic Extremists in Indonesia Targeting Youth, Women

Islamic Extremists in Indonesia Targeting Youth, Women

Indonesian youth in Pallawa village, South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia. (Rezki Sugiharto Nurdin, Creative Commons) SURABAYA, Indonesia (Morning Star News) – The head of Indonesia’s counter-terrorism agency said officials are focussing on protecting teenaged children and women from Islamic radicalization as they have become the most targeted groups. Citing a report by the Setara Institute for Democracy […]

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