Al-Shabaab kills 36 Kenyan Christians on Somali border

Al-Shabaab kills 36 Kenyan Christians on Somali border
Al-Shabaab militants have slaughtered 36 quarry workers in northern Kenya – all of the victims are believed to be Christian. Local residents told the BBC that the militants separated the group from Muslim workers before shooting them dead. Al-Shabaab, an al Qaeda affiliate based in Somalia, has claimed responsibility for . . . Read More

Kenyan coast Christians fear for lives as local politicians appear to be linked to Al-Shabaab

Kenyan coast Christians fear for lives as local politicians appear to be linked to Al-Shabaab
After at least 65 people were killed a month ago on June 15 in the predominantly Christian town of Mpeketoni, 40km inland from Kenya’s mainly Muslim coastal strip, attacks in the area have continued. Now residents are sleeping in a nearby prison because they are scared to stay at home. . . . Read More

Kenyan bishop hurt in clash with local tribe

Kenyan bishop hurt in clash with local tribe
The bishop of a Pentecostal church in eastern Kenya was hurt on Saturday (Nov. 23) in a clash with elders from a local tribe after a member of his church was abducted. Three members of the bishop’s congregation were also injured during the clash in Meru, a region on the . . . Read More

Book review: ‘The Global War on Christians’

Book review: ‘The Global War on Christians’
It has been an astonishing last 12 months for books on the persecution of Christians when there has been such silence on the issue for so long. First came ‘Christianophobia: A Faith Under Attack’ in late 2012; then the more simply titled, ‘Persecuted: the Global Assault on Christians’ in March . . . Read More

Tanzanian church bombed; two dead

Reuters is reporting that Tanzania has arrested four men from Saudi Arabia and four Tanzanians in connection with Sunday’s bombing of a new Catholic church that has claimed two lives so far and injured 60. The attack in Arusha, in a northern and predominantly Christian region of Tanzania, occurred during . . . Read More