NEWS ALERT: Prayers Urged After Somalia Militants Behead Two Christians

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service somaliacivilians MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian aid workers on Tuesday, April 1, asked prayers for two young daughters of a Christian mother who was reportedly publicly executed along with a fellow believer in Jesus Christ.

Somalia Militants Kill Christian As Attacks Spread

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
SOMALIA AL SHABABMOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Fighters of Somalia's feared Islamic militant group al-Shabab have killed another Somali Christian as part of an apparent crackdown on "non-Islamic culture," rights activists said.

Somalia’s Starving Christians Struggle After Beheading

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By Stefan J. Bos and Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife Correspondents MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)–- Hungry minority Christians in Somalia faced another struggle Sunday, September 18, after suspected Islamic militants beheaded a Christian convert and foreign aid workers were banned from reaching a dying population.

BosNewsLife’s Week in Review: Christians Worship As Islamic Militants Attack And Kill (Nov.11-17)

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By BosNewsLife News Center BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The November 11-17 newsweek was marked by reports of Islamic militants attacking churches and, in at least one case, beheading a young Christian man "for leaving Islam", though believers continued to gather in worship expressing their faith in Christ and in their future.

Thousands of Christians Killed For Faith In 2013

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By BosNewsLife News Center north-korea1BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Christians have died for their faith in the past year, twice more than in 2012,  according to Open Doors International’s 2014 World Watch List. Open Doors International, a charity supporting Christians persecuted for their faith, said 2,123 Christians were reported to have been killed during 12 months ending October 31, 2014.

Somalia Militants Kill Woman For Embracing Christianity, Group Says

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants in Somalia have publicly killed a woman because she embraced Christianity, BosNewsLife learned Tuesday, January 25.

North Korea, Iran World’s “Top Persecutors” Of Christians, Report Says

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By BosNewsLife News Center with BosNewsLife's Senior Special Correspondent Johan Th. Bos reporting from the Netherlands korea_north_kimjongilAMSTERDAM/WASHINGTON D.C. (BosNewsLife)-- One of the world's largest mission agencies, Open Doors, named North Korea and Iran Wednesday, November 6, as "the worst persecutors of Christians".

Christians In Somalia Face More Killings

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service mujaahidiiiiiiinMOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Somalia faced more difficulties Sunday, January 31, as a militant Islamist group associated with al-Qaida attacked areas controlled by government troops and peacekeepers leaving at least 19 dead and scores injured.

Islamic Militants Kill Somali Church Leader

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service _45836568_somalia2261MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants have killed the leader of an underground church in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, a well-informed Christian rights group said Monday, November 16.

NEWS ALERT: Somalia Christians Fear More Attacks As Ethiopian Troops Advance

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service somali_rally3MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Somali Christians were confronted with more violence Thursday, December 11, amid fresh reports that Ethiopian troops poured into neighboring Somalia to fight Muslim militants, who have killed and abducted Christians as part of their efforts to take over much of the country.