Jailed Christian Convert ‘Embracing’ Islam In Egypt

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos mohamed-hegazyCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Rights activists have expressed concern about the plight of Mohamed Hegazy amid fears the Christian convert may have been forced to publicly embrace Islam after he was allegedly jailed and tortured by Egyptian authorities.

BREAKING NEWS: Egypt Frees Christian Boys Accused of Blasphemy

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service A woman protests against reported persecution of Coptic Christians in Egypt. CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egyptian authorities on Thursday, October 4, released two Coptic Christian children who were accused of "insulting Islam" by allegedly urinating on a paper with verses of the Koran, prosecutors and other officials said.

Egypt In “Arab Winter” Amid Postponed Ballot And Anti-Christian Violence

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
CAIRO/BRUSSELS (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt's election commission failed Sunday to set a date for the first presidential election since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, adding to Western concerns about the plight of minority Christians as Islamists have increased their influence.

NEWS ALERT: Bombs Rock Nigeria Christian Area; 25 Killed

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service kanobusABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Dozens of people have been killed in a series of explosions that rocked a bus station in the Christian neighborhood of Nigeria's northern city of Kano.

Kenya Christians Ask Protection After Militants Kill Teacher

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service NAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in northeastern Kenya have asked for protection after Islamic militants killed a Christian teacher in an elementary school and kidnapped two colleagues as part of a wider crackdown, BosNewsLife learned.

Islamists Kill Dozens of Christians in Mali

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By Stefan J. Bos, BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BAMAKO, MALI (BosNewsLife)-- Heavily armed suspected Islamic jihadists on motorcycles have...

Zanzibar Churches Torched; Christians Harassed

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service ZANZIBAR CITY, TANZANIA (BosNewsLife)-- Leaders of Christians in Zanzibar, Tanzania's semi-autonomous archipelago, have appealed for more religious freedom in the heavily Islamic region, after Muslim extremists allegedly destroyed at least two church buildings, while elsewhere believers were detained or harassed.  

Uganda Militants Kill Christian Policeman, Abduct Children ‘For Faith’

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service ugandan-churchKAMPALA, UGANDA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants in eastern Uganda have killed a Christian policeman and abducted three children as part of efforts to force Christian converts to return to Islam, BosNewsLife established Sunday, December 20. Friends and family said the policeman, Ismail Kuloba, was shot dead December 8 in the town of Komodo, shortly before the reported kidnapping of Christian children.

BREAKING NEWS: Egypt Christians Concerned Amid Demonstrations Against President’s Rule

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By BosNewsLife Africa and Middle East Services
CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Christian missionaries have warned of more anti-Christian violence in Egypt where Tuesday, January 25, thousands of people participated in anti-government rallies in the biggest challenge to President Hosni Mubarak's rule since coming to power in 1981.

Egypt Christians Face Kidnappings, Extortion

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service egyptchristiansCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Representatives of Egypt's embattled Coptic Christians say the recent kidnapping of a Christian teenager underscores mounting concern about increased anti-Christian violence in the Muslim nation.