INDIA: Pastor Seriously Wounded, Father Killed in Northern India


June 3, 2021 By Morning Star News NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Relatives of a pastor in northern India killed his Christian father with axe and sword blows and seriously wounded the church leader and his brother for leaving tribal religion, sources said. While local media and police portrayed the May 18 attack...

PAKISTAN: Muslim Supervisors Kill Two Christian Women

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Police in Lahore, Pakistan on Monday (Jan. 4) recovered the bodies of two Christian sisters whose Muslim supervisors pressured them to convert to Islam before killing them, sources said. Mushtaq Masih said that police informed him on Jan. 4 that officers had found the decomposed bodies of his 28-year-old wife,...

INDIA: First Christian Arrested under New ‘Anti-Conversion’ Law in the state of U.P.


NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A Korean Christian and three nationals of India are in jail in Uttar Pradesh state, accused of fraudulent conversion attempts while distributing food and other aid to people in need due to COVID-19 lockdown, sources said. Under a new “anti-conversion” law that went into effect in Uttar Pradesh state,...

India: 248 Indian Jews from the Bnei Menashe Community Immigrate to Israel

Photo Courtesy of Ministry of Aliyah and Integration via Eleanora Shiluv; and Rachel Zomer

A total of 248 Jews, including infants and elderly, from India's north-eastern Bnei Menashe community on Tuesday landed at the Ben-Gurion airport in Tel Aviv as immigrants and to start a new life in Israel. They include 50 families, 24 singles, four infants under the age of two, and 19 people over the...

Pakistan: Police Find Christian Girl Chained in Kidnapper’s Home


LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Catholic family’s five-month search for their 12-year-old daughter who was kidnapped, forcibly converted to Islam and married to a 45-year-old Muslim in Faisalabad, Pakistan, ended on Saturday (Dec. 5) when police found her chained in her abductor’s house, sources said. The discovery came on the heels of the killing...

PAKISTAN: Court Nullifies Christian Girl’s Marriage to Muslim.


LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A high court in Sindh Province, Pakistan on Monday (Nov. 9) invalidated the marriage of a 13-year-old Catholic girl to a Muslim alleged to have abducted and forcibly married her, sources said. The court has yet to address the alleged forcible conversion of Arzoo Raja to Islam.

France: Woman beheaded, 2 more killed in knife attack at church


France: Oct. 29, 2020 Within hours of the Nice attack, police killed a man who had threatened passersby with a handgun in Montfavet, near the southern French city of Avignon. He was also shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest), according to radio station Europe 1. A knife-wielding attacker shouting “Allahu Akbar” beheaded a woman...

Pakistan: Christian Girl, 13, Forcibly Married and Converted.


LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Police in Karachi, Pakistan are ignoring the kidnapping and forcible conversion to Islam of a 13-year-old Christian girl by a 45-year-old Muslim whose two brothers are police officials, sources said. Ali Azhar, a neighbor of the victim’s Catholic family, abducted Arzoo Raja on Oct. 13, and her family went to...

Pakistan: Christian Sentenced to Death for ‘Blasphemy’ , Acquitted

Sawan Masih

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Christian sentenced to death in Pakistan on blasphemy charges six years ago was acquitted by a high court in Lahore on Monday (Oct. 5), sources said. Sawan Masih, a 40-year-old Catholic father of three, had been handed the death sentence in March 2014 after a Muslim friend accused him...

India: Beaten Christians Tonsured, Paraded


NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – After beating and parading Pastor Raj Singh along with four other Christians in eastern India, Hindu extremists were tonsuring them to further ridicule them when one cut the pastor’s head. “While shaving my head, the razor cut my skull, and blood oozed out,” Pastor Singh said of the Sept....