A Christian woman and the wife of a local Nigerian pastor was stabbed to death by attackers last week, reports say, allegedly because she insulted the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.
AllAfrica reported that the woman, 74-year-old Bridget Abahime, was followed and killed at a market in Kano, following accusations that she had insulted the Islamic faith. Nigeria's police say that two suspects connected to the murder have been arrested, and have deployed further security to the area to prevent the incident from "degenerating into a major security threat."
The Christian Association of Nigeria, which represents followers of Christ who make up nearly half of Nigeria's population, condemned the killing, and questioned why police are not doing more to protect Christians. more >>
The minority Christian community in northwest Bangladesh is mourning the brutal killing of a local Christian man who served as a gardener at a church, which has been claimed by the Islamic State terror group.
"Sunil Gomes was hacked to death at his grocery store just near a church at Bonpara village," Shafiqul Islam, deputy police chief of Natore district that includes Bonpara, told AFP.
Father Bikash Hubert Rebeiro, from the Bonpara Catholic Church, explained that Gomes used to work as a gardener at the church, and was "known for his humility." more >>
National Gun Violence Awareness Day reminds us all just how devastating a firearm is when it is used to maim or kill a human being.
Whether you consider a gun to be a weapon or a "tool," it is different from a knife, a club, or a shovel. A gun is specifically engineered to be lethal and it leaves very little room for escape. Even a small semi-automatic handgun can kill multiple people within seconds, not to mention what a rifle with a full magazine can do.
Gun violence also inflicts more than one form of suffering. It goes without saying that victims sustain irreparable bodily damage or loss of their lives. Their loved ones experience the agony of having someone dear to them disabled or ripped away forever. Individuals, families, and whole communities are left fearful and anxious. more >>
In a meeting where "we bled, sweat, cried and cussed," Pastor Jamal Bryant of Baltimore's Empowerment Temple church revealed Thursday that he has settled differences with grassroots activist PFK Boom and his "300 Gangstas" organization after an altercation last week in which he was chased off a Baltimore Street by Boom.
He made the revelation during a Periscope session Thursday featuring Boom whose real name is Davon Neverdon and Robert Wolfe, also known as Big Wolfe. Neverdon and Wolfe are co-founders of 300 Gangstas, an organization that seeks to reach the most dangerous people in the city of Baltimore.
"One week ago, we were just 3 miles away from here right outside of Gilmore Homes and brother PFK Boom and I had an altercation and we came together today as men, saying that we had a responsibility for a whole other generation that's coming behind us on how do you resolve your differences," explained Bryant in the session. more >>
A grieving father struggling to forgive a serial killer who took the life of his devout Christian daughter exploded in an Ohio court Thursday after the killer taunted him.
Just moments after a judge issued a death sentence for Ohio serial killer Michael Madison, 38, on Thursday, Van Terry, the grieving father of 18-year-old Shirellda Terry who Madison murdered, pounced on the killer like a provoked lion ready to eliminate a threat.
A YouTube video of the incident, shows Van Terry approaching the podium and introducing himself to Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Nancy McDonnell who had just minutes earlier sentenced Terry to death for the brutal murders of Shirellda and two other women. more >>
A Texas company filed a lawsuit against First Baptist Church in Carrollton last week demanding that the church return more than $200,000 in "blood money" it received from one of their former executives who was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for trying to murder his wife.
In the lawsuit cited by the Star-Telegram, the company, Raley Holdings LLC, said the former executive, John Franklin Howard who was convicted and sentenced in 2014, embezzled more than $6 million for himself without their knowledge between 2009 and 2012.
"In August 2012, Howard was arrested for criminal solicitation of capital murder when he hired hit men to kill his wife Nancy," the eight-page complaint states, according to Courthouse News Service. "Luckily Nancy survived the shooting but was left with significant injuries and the loss of an eye after being shot in the head. Howard has subsequently been convicted of attempted murder and is serving a life sentence in the Texas state penitentiary." more >>