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 >>
A number of recent refugees who converted to Christianity in the United Kingdom are protesting their denial for asylum, after authorities said they could not prove the authenticity of their Christian faith by answering basic Bible questions, such as reciting the 10 Commandments.
BBC News reported on Sunday that an all-party parliamentary group on international religious freedom is standing up for these converts, arguing that asking Bible trivia to prove one's faith is unfair and does not really determine what a person believes.
One man identified as Mohammed, an Iranian convert to Christianity, said that he applied for asylum in the U.K. after he fled persecution back home, but his application was denied after a failed interview. more >>
An Iraqi Christian woman in her 30s and a mother of three narrates how Islamic State terrorists "married and divorced" her as many as nine times a night to rape her with "justification" before she escaped their stronghold of Mosul.
"They had me whenever they would desire it. Especially this one, Farouk, who was obsessed with me and he would say, 'I like the people of Jesus,'" the woman says in a video interview with the non-profit group In Defense of Christians, which shared the footage with Fox News.
The woman, whose identify has not been disclosed for security reasons and who is seen crying and shaking in parts of the interview, then talks about how she was "married" by fighters of Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL or Daesh. more >>
The genocide of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks during Wold War I, many of them Christians, has been recognized by the German parliament in a move that prompted Turkey to recall its ambassador in anger.
BBC News reported on Thursday that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recalled the country's ambassador from Germany and has threatened further action.
"We will do whatever is necessary to resolve this issue," Erdogan said. more >>
Syrian troops have captured a notorious Islamic State executioner who is known to the West only by his nickname, "The Bulldozer of Fallujah."
Videos have surfaced online this week purporting to show Syrian Army troops dumping a heavyset IS (also known as ISIS, ISIL and Daesh) militant into the back of a pickup truck and hauling him away.
One video shows the militant, who has his hands tied behind his back and is not wearing a shirt, grimacing as he lies on his back in the bed of the pickup truck while Syrian troops gather around to take photos and videos of the writhing man before the truck pulls away. more >>