Boko Haram Islamists Slaughter Hundreds in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Boko Haram militants dressed as soldiers slaughtered at least 200 civilians in three villages in northeastern Nigeria and the military failed to intervene even though it was warned that an attack was imminent, witnesses said on Thursday. A community leader who witnessed the killings on Monday said residents of the Gwoza local […]

Christian Group Urges Obama to Provide Safe Haven to Persecuted Sudanese Woman

Christian Group Urges Obama to Provide Safe Haven to Persecuted Sudanese Woman

WASHINGTON — A nationally-recognized Christian organization is urging the Obama administration to provide a safe haven to a Sudanese woman who was recently sentenced to death for refusing to convert to Islam, but is reportedly expected to be freed. As previously reported, Meriam Ibrahim, 27, was officially sentenced on May 15th after she was convicted of apostasy […]

Sudanese Woman Sentenced to Hang for Refusing to Convert to Islam to be Freed

Sudanese Woman Sentenced to Hang for Refusing to Convert to Islam to be Freed

KHARTOUM, Sudan – A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death by hanging for refusing to convert to Islam will soon be freed, reports state. As previously reported, Meriam Ibrahim, 27, was officially sentenced on May 15th after she was convicted of apostasy against Islam for professing to be an Orthodox Christian. Ibrahim was born to a Muslim […]

Irish Pastor Under ‘Hate Crime’ Investigation for Sunday Sermon Against Islam

Irish Pastor Under ‘Hate Crime’ Investigation for Sunday Sermon Against Islam

BELFAST, Northern Ireland – A 75-year-old Irish preacher was subjected to a police probe after he condemned Islam in a sermon and was accused of ‘hate mongering.’ James McConnell, pastor of the Whitewell Metropolitan Church in North Belfast, Ireland, discussed the religion of Islam during an evening sermon on Sunday, May 18th. During the sermon, […]

Africa’s Islamist Extremist Groups Are on the Rise

Africa’s Islamist Extremist Groups Are on the Rise

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — In the days after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, al-Qaida became a household name. But today, other extremist Islamist groups, many in Africa, are vying for headlines. Recently, the group Boko Haram gained international infamy after it abducted more than 250 schoolgirls. Since 2009, Christians in northern Nigeria have borne the […]

Nigerian Military Strategizing Rescue After Locating Schoolgirls Kidnapped by Islamists

Nigerian Military Strategizing Rescue After Locating Schoolgirls Kidnapped by Islamists

CHIBOK, Nigeria — The Nigerian military has announced that it has located the hundreds of schoolgirls that were kidnapped in April by Islamic militants, but is considering its rescue strategy carefully out of fears that the use of force could place the teens in danger. As previously reported, the notorious Muslim group Boko Haram had stormed an […]

Sudanese Woman Sentenced to Hang for Refusing to Convert to Islam Gives Birth

Sudanese Woman Sentenced to Hang for Refusing to Convert to Islam Gives Birth

KHARTOUM, Sudan – A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death by hanging for refusing to convert to Islam has given birth in prison, reports state. As previously reported, Meriam Ibrahim, 27, was officially sentenced on May 15th after she was convicted of apostasy against Islam for professing to be an Orthodox Christian. Ibrahim was born to […]