Commander of U.S. Central Command Gen. Frank McKenzie announced Thursday night local time that 12 U.S. service members were killed and 15 were wounded in attacks led by two suicide bombers and gunmen outside the Kabul International Airport and a nearby hotel earlier in the day. On Wednesday, the U.S. embassy at
The Muslim father of a 20-year-old convert to Christianity in Uganda on Sunday (Aug. 15) killed him for refusing to recant his faith, sources said. Kasimu Kawona of Bupalama village, Buseta Sub-County in Kibuku District was not charged with murder but a lesser charge of manslaughter because he killed his
In a report shared with Voice of the Persecuted, Shagufta Kiran, a Christian woman from Islamabad, has been accused of blasphemy for simply forwarding a message. Shagufta was arrested on July 29 by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and still in their custody under investigation. Shagufta’s husband, Rafique Maish, told the
At least 51 people were killed by Islamic militants on Sunday during village raids in Mali, said a district administrator. “Houses were ransacked and burned to the ground and herds of livestock carried away, said the administrator’s note, which was seen by Reuters.” According to the Daily Sun, the villages ransacked included Karou,
In the early hours of July 5, 2021, gunmen invaded Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi, in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Nigeria, and kidnapped an estimated 153 students. As of today, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the kidnappers have released 32 of the students, 28
President-elect Joe Biden plans to take executive action to roll back some high profile executive orders, according to incoming chief of staff, Ron Klain, in a memo to senior staff. On Wednesday, following his inauguration, Biden will end Trump’s restriction on immigration to the US from some Muslim-majority countries, many
U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a gang member Sunday afternoon. The incident occurred at approximately 3:47 p.m., when agents assigned to the Calexico Station arrested a man for illegally entering the United States. Agents apprehended the man approximately three miles east of the Calexico Port of
Four aid workers and a private security worker have been abducted by Islamist militants in northeast Nigeria. In a video seen on Monday by Reuters, the hostages identified themselves and said they each worked for different organizations. With just their heads and shoulders showing against leafy plants outdoors, they named
A Pakistani Christian man who was shot by his Muslim neighbour for buying a house in a Muslim area has died. Nadeem Joseph was admitted to hospital after being attacked in Peshawar, but died on June 29, 2020, after multiple surgeries. Nadeem and his mother-in-law Elizabeth Masih were set upon
On Wednesday evening, four shepherds kidnapped by Boko Haram were found dead in a locality of the Far North border with Nigeria. The mayor of the far north city, Ibrahim Mohammed said the attack took place in Waza (small town in northern Cameroon). A source said that, “the kidnappers abducted four
On June 4, 2020, Nadeem Joseph and his family were attacked by Muslim neighbors after moving into the TV Colony of Peshawar, the capital of the Khybar Pakhtunkhawa province in Pakistan. Joseph and his mother-in-law were shot by Salman Khan and his sons. Khan reportedly attacked Joseph and his family
The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) will resume the public inquiry into the disappearance of Pastor Joshua Hilmy and his Indonesian wife Ruth, who were last seen in November 2016, once the conditional movement control order (CMCO) is lifted. According to Suhakam commissioner Jerald Joseph, they would first wait
President Donald Trump issued an executive order Tuesday that prioritizes international religious freedom concerns for United States foreign policy. Specifically, it requires the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development to create long-term strategic plans for advancing religious freedom internationally, provides $50 million per year for religious freedom
St. Petersburg Mayor, Rick Kriseman has declared the Pinellas County community a sanctuary city in response to President Trump’s plans to crackdown on immigration. “While our county sheriff’s office is ultimately responsible for notifying the federal government about individuals who are here illegally, I have no hesitation in declaring St.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations – Florida (CAIR-Florida), the state’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today announced that on June 9, Florida’s Muslim community plans to hold various interfaith memorial services for the late Muhammad Ali. The Orlando community will hold a Jannaza (funeral Service) at Masjid Al-Haqq – Islamic Center on 545 W.