Nigeria: Islamic extremists set fire to Christians homes and businesses in Bauchi

Young Islamic men in Nigeria’s Bauchi state set Christian homes and businesses state on fire Friday as they searched for a Christian woman rumored to have made a blasphemous comment insulting Muhammad, Morning Star News reports. The incident happened days after a mob of Islamic extremists in Soroko state murdered Christian student Deborah Emmanuel, after accusing her of insulting Muhammad in a WattsApp comment.

Nigeria: Islamic rioters vandalize churches in Sokot

Islamic rioters in Nigeria’s Sokoto state on Saturday vandalized church buildings and Christian-owned shops after two Muslims were arrested for the murder of a Christian student who was stoned to death for allegedly insulting the prophet Muhammad, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.

Indonesia Jails Christian YouTuber For 10 Years

Christians urged prayers Wednesday after a Muslim-background Christian was sentenced to ten years in prison for “blasphemy” and hate speech in Indonesia’s West Java Province.

Indonesia: Pastor risks further incarceration for criticizing Islam

A pastor in Indonesia who was previously imprisoned for posting a video of himself sharing the Gospel with a Muslim is again under police investigation for actions the government considers are insulting to Islam, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

More Blasphemy Violence In Pakistan After Lynching

A Muslim mob injured a man for allegedly burning pages of the Koran in Pakistan’s Punjab province after a person was lynched for a similar unproven offense in the region, sources told Worthy News on Monday.

Pakistan: Man Lynched To Death For Blasphemy

A mentally challenged man was tortured to death by an angry crowd late Saturday in Pakistan’s Punjab province over alleged blasphemy against Islam, several sources confirmed to Worthy News.

Algeria: Government threatening to shut down another Protestant church

Algerian government authorities are threatening to shut down yet another church from the Protestant Church of Algeria (Église Protestante d’Algérie– EPA) denomination, having closed 16 EPA churches already, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. While Algeria has the second-largest Christian community in North Africa, the Islamic government seeks to suppress the church in the name of protecting the Muslim faith.

Pakistan Pastor Shot And Killed; Christians Mourn

Christians in Pakistan have been plunged into mourning after a 75-year-old pastor was shot and killed in the northwestern city of Peshawar amid rising Islamic extremism in the country.

Pakistan: Judge changes Christian man’s life sentence to death penalty for alleged blasphemous text messages

A Christian in Pakistan who was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for allegedly sending blasphemous text messages had his prison term changed to the death penalty last week, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. Rawalpindi Additional Sessions Judge Sahibzada Naqeeb sentenced Christian Zafar Bhatti to death after his new lawyer contested his conviction instead of applying for post-conviction bail.

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