Bhutanese Pastor Sentenced to Prison for Accepting Funds for Ministry Activities

Bhutanese Pastor Sentenced to Prison for Accepting Funds for Ministry Activities

THIMPHU, Bhutan (Morning Star News) – A court in Bhutan on Wednesday sentenced pastor Tandin Wangyal to three years, 11 months in prison for receiving funds for ministry activities from a Christian organization. The verdict from the court in Dorokha, Samtse District asserts the pastor received US$11,864 in funding from a foreign Christian organization to conduct […]

Pakistani Christian in Custody on Accusation of Defiling Koran

Pakistani Christian in Custody on Accusation of Defiling Koran

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Police in Pakistan have taken into custody a Christian convert from Hinduism and his Hindu co-worker for allegedly burning a Koran and a chart of Koranic verses. The Christian’s family and attorney, however, said Islamist extremist groups have falsely accused the two men in response to an increasing number of […]

‘ISIL Is Not Islamic’: Obama Vows to ‘Eradicate’ Terror Group While Claiming It Isn’t Muslim

‘ISIL Is Not Islamic’: Obama Vows to ‘Eradicate’ Terror Group While Claiming It Isn’t Muslim

WASHINGTON — In his speech to the nation Wednesday night, Barack Obama vowed to eradicate the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), while claiming that the group does not represent Islam. “Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not Islamic,” he […]

‘Terrify the Enemy of Allah’: British Imam Cites That Koran Tells Muslims to Terrorize

‘Terrify the Enemy of Allah’: British Imam Cites That Koran Tells Muslims to Terrorize

During a recent interview on the Russia Today program Worlds Apart, London-based imam Anjem Choudary cited the Koran in acknowledging that terrorism is part of the Islamic faith. Choudary was asked by host Oksana Boyko in regard to the beheading to two American journalists whether Islamists can “hold an individual responsible, for the actions of a […]

Sudan Shutters Christian Church in Khartoum

Sudan Shutters Christian Church in Khartoum

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Security agents in Sudan padlocked a 500-member church’s building on Aug. 24, said Christian sources who fear the government may try to sell it. In the latest incident in a nearly two-year wave of church demolitions, closures and confiscations, Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) forcibly closed the Sudan […]

Iranian Pastor Facing Death Penalty for ‘Spreading Corruption on Earth’ with Christianity

Iranian Pastor Facing Death Penalty for ‘Spreading Corruption on Earth’ with Christianity

TEHRAN, Iran — A Christian pastor in Iran who is already serving six years behind bars is facing the death penalty for ‘spreading corruption on Earth’ through his Christian witness and activities. Behnam Irani, who leads the 300-member Church of Iran in Karaj, was initially detained in 2006 while holding a Bible study and sentenced […]

Biden’s Warning to ISIS Militants: ‘We Will Follow Them to the Gates of Hell’

Biden’s Warning to ISIS Militants: ‘We Will Follow Them to the Gates of Hell’

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Speaking at an event at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in New Hampshire on Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden issued a warning to the Muslim terrorist group that the United States would “follow them to the gates of Hell.” “They should know we will follow them to the gates of Hell until they […]

Pope Francis Claims: ‘The Christian Who Does Not Feel Mary Is His Mother Is an Orphan’

Pope Francis Claims: ‘The Christian Who Does Not Feel Mary Is His Mother Is an Orphan’

ROME — Pope Francis focused on the person of Mary in statements issued both Tuesday and Wednesday, making assertions that some opine are unbiblical and heretical. “The Christian who does not feel that the Virgin Mary is his or her mother is an orphan,” he Tweeted on Tuesday, a post that generated much criticism from around […]