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India: Christian Boy, 14, Clinging to Life after Burn Attack September 23, 2021

A 14-year-old Christian boy in eastern India is fighting for his life a month after suspected Hindu extremists threw flammable liquid on him and set him on fire.

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Eritrea: Elderly Pastors Imprisoned for their Faith September 16, 2021

In late July, Pastor Girmay Araya (75) and Pastor Samuel Okbamichael (74) were arrested and taken from their homes in the middle of the night and have yet to be released.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Pakistan: Gunmen Attack Pentecostal Church in Pakistan Leaving Several Injured September 16, 2021

According to Asia News, a Pentecostal church near Lahore Pakistan was attacked last Sunday by several unidentified assailants wielding military-style weapons.

 

Read more: International Christian Concern

India: Pastor Beaten by Mob of Extremists in Police Station September 16, 2021

A Christian pastor in India’s Chhattisgarh state was attacked and beaten by a mob of radical Hindu nationalists while in a police station in Raipur, causing the Christian community concern for their safety.

 

Read more: International Christian Concern

Pakistan: Muslim Gunmen Wound at least Four Christians September 16, 2021

Muslims in an area of Lahore, Pakistan on Monday (Sept. 6) fired high-powered weapons at the homes of Christians, wounding a pregnant woman and at least three other people.

 

Read more: Morning Star News

Uganda: Muslim Extremists Kill 19-Year-Old Christian in Boat for His Faith September 16, 2021

Dante Tambika, also known as Patrick, was beaten and strangled to death near Nankodo 3 village, Nankodo Sub-County, on Aug. 31 after he and friends went out on Lake Lemwa.

Read more: Morning Star News

 

Uganda: Muslim Father Kills Son for His Christian Faith, Sources Say August 29, 2021

The Muslim father of a 20-year-old convert to Christianity in Uganda on Sunday (Aug. 15) killed him for refusing to recant his faith. He was arrested and charged not with murder, but with the lesser crime of manslaughter.

Read more: Morning Star News

China: Police Raid House Church, Arrest 28 Members August 29, 2021

Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC), the heavily persecuted house church in China, was once again violently raided by the local authorities in Chengdu. Twenty-eight members, including 10 children from a small group, were taken away during a worship service.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Pakistan: Gunmen Break into Home, Beat Two Christian Girls and Kidnap One August 29, 2021

On August 9, 16-year-old Muqdus Nadeem was kidnapped at gunpoint while at her home in the village of Peer Mehal in Pakistan’s Punjab province. She and her sister, both beaten, were alone in the house when five men broke in.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Nigeria: 37 Christians Murdered by Jihadists August 29, 2021

Thirty-seven Christians were brutally murdered late Tuesday night in Yelwan Zangam community, Jos North LGA, Plateau State.

The attack is suspected to be perpetrated by jihadist Fulani herdsmen who went house to house killing residents.

 

Read more: International Christian Concern

India: Christians Jailed after Hindus Attack Them for Visiting Widower August 18, 2021

Three Christians are in jail after hard-line Hindus in northern India last week beat two of them, both pastors, and a Hindu they were comforting in the loss of his family to COVID-19.

Read more: Morning Star News

Uganda: Mother Beaten Unconscious for Leaving Islam, Marrying Christian August 18, 2021

A mother of four children in eastern Uganda remains in pain after her Muslim father beat her and forced her to take mosquito repellant when he learned that she had left Islam and her Muslim husband and married a Christian, sources said.

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India: Chief Justice Condemns Human Rights Violations by Police August 18, 2021

Indian Chief Justice Nuthalapati Ramana said that the country’s police stations are the country’s most dangerous places for threats to human rights, grabbing international headlines. “The threat to human rights and bodily integrity are the highest in police stations,” said Ramana.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Nigeria: Father and Seven-Year-Old Son Beheaded by Islamists August 6, 2021

According to a news source, Thomas Wollo, 46,  and  Nggwe Thomas, seven, were attacked and beheaded by some herdsmen close to their  home in  Tafigana village, while returning from  a choir practice on Sunday.

Read more:  International Christian Concern

 

Nigeria: Islamists Attack Funeral of Boy they Killed, Terrorize Christian Community August 5, 2021

Celina Ishaku’s son was murdered by the same Islamist group that killed her husband two years ago. At the son’s funeral, an ICC contact in attendance reported that Fulani Militants attacked once again, shooting mourners.

 

Read more: International Christian Concern

 

Pakistan: Another Christian Girl Raped at School August 5, 2021

According to local sources, a 3-year-old Christian girl in Pakistan was raped at a school in the Raiwind neighborhood of Lahore. This report comes less than a month after a similar incident involving an 8-year-old Christian girl was reported.

 

Read more: International Christian Concern

India: Pastor Brutally Beaten by Radical Hindu Nationalists August 5, 2021

A pastor in India’s Madhya Pradesh state was brutally beaten by radical Hindu nationalists. The radicals reportedly justified their attack by falsely accusing the pastor of forcefully converting poor tribal people to Christianity.

 

Read more: International Christian Concern

Azerbaijan: Armenian Captains Face Ongoing Crimes July 7, 2021

Nine months after Azerbaijan’s genocidal invasion of the Armenian Republic of Artsakh in the South Caucuses, government leaders of Azerbaijan and Turkey brag about continued hostage holding and persecution.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Azerbaijan: Country Doubles Down on Religious Freedom July 7, 2021

This past month Azerbaijan’s President and National Assembly passed new Religion Law and Administrative Code regulations which placed tighter restrictions and oversight on the rights and affairs of religious communities.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Iran: Christian Converts Sentenced Under New Sectarianism Law July 7, 2021

A new law stating that “any deviant education or propaganda that contradicts or interferes with the sacred Islamic shari’a, will be severely punished,” is being used to convict Christian converts and suppress religious freedom.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Pakistan: Life Sentence Upheld for Christian in Blasphemy Case July 6, 2021

A court in Rawalpindi, Pakistan upheld the life sentence of a Christian convicted of sending blasphemous text messages in spite of the prosecution’s manipulated evidence and failure to establish his involvement.

Read more: Morning Star News

Africa: “Wildfire of Terrorism” Sweeping Across Continent July 5, 2021

According to the Washington Times, a top U.S. general issued a warning this weekend regarding the “wildfire of terrorism” that’s sweeping across the African continent.

Read more: International Christian Concern

India: Pastor and Pregnant Wife Attached and Beaten by Radicals in Southern Region July 5, 2021

In an attempt to shut down the local church, Pastor Jeevanandam and his pregnant wife were attacked following Sunday worship by radical Hindu nationalists in India’s Tamil Nadu state.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Pakistan: Acquitted Christian Couple, Attorney Fear for their Lives July 2, 2021

A Christian couple arrested for blasphemy and acquitted by a high court in Pakistan fear for their lives as Islamic extremists have started a campaign calling for their murders ahead of their yet unconfirmed release from jail.

 

Read more: Morning Star News

Uganda: Christian Pastor Slain over Outreach to Muslims, Sources Say July 2, 2021

A radical Muslim has confessed to killing 70-year-old Bishop Francis Obo while he and his wife returned home from the market in Uganda on June 11.

 

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India: Pastor Seriously Wounded, Father Killed in Northern Region July 2, 2021

Relatives of pastor Ramesh Bumbariya killed his Christian father with axe and sword blows and seriously wounded him and his brother for leaving tribal religion.

 

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Uganda: Employer Allegedly Sends Hit Men to Kill Christian July 2, 2021

Christian Fred Isiko’s Muslim supervisor sent people to kill him last month in eastern Uganda after he refused to convert to Islam.

 

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Nigeria: Middle Belt Report: Boko Haram and Fulani Militants Terrorize Region in February 2019 June 11, 2021

Boko Haram and Fulani militants continued their brutal campaign of violence throughout Nigeria in February. The uptrend in attacks by Fulani militants has persisted throughout 2018 and 2019, with the heaviest attacks taking place in Plateau and Benue States.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Nigeria: Suspected Fulani Militants Ambush Christian Home, Kill Two May 30, 2021

Suspected Fulani Herdsmen shot through the home of 26-year-old Jeffrey Moses on Thursday night, killing his wife and nephew.

 

Read more: International Christian Concern

Burkina Faso: Attack on Baptism Party Kills Fifteen May 30, 2021

Suspected jihadists ambushed a baptism in Burkina Faso on Tuesday and opened fire, killing a total of 15 Christians.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Nigeria: Gunmen Burn Down Church, Kill Eight Christians in Kaduna State May 30, 2021

Eight Christians were killed and a church was burned down on May 19th, during an attack in the Chikun area of Kaduna State, Nigeria.The “bandits” also burned down several homes during the attack, which consisted of unknown gunmen shooting sporadically at civilians.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Uganda: Muslims Allegedly Poison Pastor over Plans for Church Building May 4, 2021

Muslims in eastern Uganda upset with a pastor’s plans to build a church on land they sought to buy are suspected in his death by poisoning. He leaves behind eight children, ages 2 to 16.

Read more: Morning Star News

India: Police Rescue – then Jail – Christian Family Attacked May 4, 2021

Police in India who initially took a pastor and his family into custody to protect them from an attack by a 300-member Hindu extremist mob were pressured into jailing them under a baseless charge of forcible conversion, sources said.

 

Read more: Morning Star News

India: Christian Mother of Three Beaten, Driven from Home March 25, 2021

A Christian woman and her three children have been outcast from their village for rejecting tribal rituals and now live in a doorless shed in the woods and cut off from basic necessities like water.  When contacted, police said woman should have been beaten to death for leaving tribal religion.

Read more: Morning Star News