An Islamic State affiliate in Egypt has claimed responsibility for the slaying of a Coptic priest who was murdered in the Sinai Peninsula on Thursday.
According to AFP, the IS branch (also known as ISIS, ISIL and Daesh) in the Sinai Peninsula posted a statement on its social media accounts claiming that a "squad" of its gunmen were responsible for shooting and killing 46-year-old Coptic Priest Raphael Moussa in the town of El-Arish.
Reports indicate that Moussa might have been followed before he was killed. According to church spokesman Boulos Halim, Moussa had earlier left a church where he attended mass. more >>
Christian women in a Lebanese village rattled by two waves of deadly suicide attacks earlier this week are taking up arms, vowing to protect their homes and threatening to send any future jihadis who attack "straight to Hell."
The day after eight Islamic terrorists killed five and wounded many others in suicide attacks in the predominantly Christian border village of Qaa, Christian women in the town were photographed patrolling the streets armed with assault rifles.
Although the village is just miles from Lebanon's border with conflict-stricken Syria, Christians in Qaa are refusing to bow to the fear of violence and terror and will not flee from their homes like hundreds of thousands of other religious minorities in the terrorized region have done. more >>
A Christian woman in Pakistan was beaten and gang-raped in front of her five children by a Muslim man seeking to avenge his family's "honor," because the woman's sister fell in love and fled with the man's brother.
Christian lawyer Aneeqa M. Anthony, coordinator of the NGO "the Voice Society," shared news about the attack with Fides News Agency, revealing that it took place last week in Lahore.
Anthony explained that the Muslim brother and a group of other men went to the home of Christian woman Samrah Badal to ask for news about the couple, but Badal refused to say anything. As a consequence she was stripped naked and dragged out on the streets, where she was raped in front of her five children. more >>
A mass wave of Christian girls and women are being kidnapped and raped by Muslim men in Upper Egypt, a persecution watchdog group has warned.
International Christian Concern said in a report on Thursday that most of the girls who are kidnapped are never heard from again.
ICC has documented the case of a 16-year-old girl named Sandy Shehata who is one of the few to have managed to escape her captors and return to her family. more >>
A 13-year-old Israeli girl with U.S. citizenship has reportedly been stabbed to death by a Palestinian man who broke into her bedroom on Thursday.
The BBC reports that the girl, Hallel Yaffa Ariel, was attacked while she slept by 19-year-old Mohammed Tarayreh from the nearby village of Bani Naim.
Ariel was repeatedly stabbed in her upper body before a security guard responded to the scene, but was also wounded by the attacker. Tarayreh was later killed by two other security guards patrolling the settlement. more >>
Christians living in Hunter village in the Indian state of Jharkhand are facing dual threats from police who are barring them from worshiping and Hindu radicals who are threatening to kill them.
"[Because] Christians are still worshiping Christ even after they had received severe beatings, they were now going to kill them," Pastor Sanjay Kumar Ravi told Morning Star News on Thursday.
In the news report Ravi shares the story of Gunni Bhuiya, a Christian man, who earlier in June was stopped and told by Hindu extremists that followers of Christ will be severely punished if they don't stop practicing their faith. more >>