Zanzibar Cathedral attacked by terrorists

Islamist militants have bombed Christ Church Cathedral in Zanzibar. The attack comes amidst a rise of political and anti-Christian agitation as the East African archipelago prepares to vote in an April referendum calling for independence from Tanzania. On 24 February 2014 two explosions rocked the main entrance to Christ Church Cathedral and the Old Slave […]

Pakistan terror trial in danger of collapse

The trial of two men accused of murdering a Pakistani government minister is in danger of collapsing, after key witnesses fled the country in fear for their lives. The sole Christian cabinet minister in Prime Minister Yousaf Gillani’s government, Shahbaz Bhatti was assassinated outside his home in Islamabad in March 2011. Two gunmen sprayed the […]

Church calls for prayer and restraint in wake of Nairobi massacre

Kenya’s Christian and Muslim leaders have issued a united statement condemning the terror attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, which has left at least sixty people dead including five Britons and a dozen other ex-pats. Police report that approximately 15 terrorists of the Somali Islamist group Al-Shabaab attacked the upscale shopping mall in suburban […]

Acid attack on British girls in Zanzibar

Suspected Islamist terrorists have attacked two British teenagers in Zanzibar, throwing acid on the two girls as they were walking in the Shangani section of Stone Town, the island’s capital. Speculations as to the motive for the attack are rife. The girls are members of a Zionist youth group and may have been targeted for […]

Sahara seige highlights plight of Algeria’s Christians

Last week’s attack by Islamic militants on a natural gas refinery in the Sahara desert underscores the precarious plight of Algeria’s Christian population, church leaders in North Africa tell The Church of England Newspaper. Anti-conversion laws coupled with after effects of the civil war between the state and Islamist extremists that left an estimated 100,000 […]

Terror attack at base chapel in Nigeria

Terrorists have attacked the base chapel at the Nigerian Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) in Jaji in Kaduna State, killing an undisclosed number of people.  While no group so far has claimed responsibility, the twin suicide attacks follows a campaign of bombings and shootings mounted by the Islamist Boko Haram terror group, which […]

New suspects in Kenya church bombing

Greed, not terrorism, may have been the motive for last month’s Nairobi church bombing, the Bishop of Nairobi reports. Speaking at the 10 Oct 2012 funeral of one of the victims in the attack, Bishop Joel Waweru said a dispute over the ownership of the church’s land may have been the cause of the crime. […]

Terror attack on Sunday School

One child has died and nine have been injured in an attack on a Sunday school class at St Cyprian’s Anglican Church in Nairobi. On 30 Sept 2012 at approximately 10:30 local time, an explosion rocked the Christian education building of the congregation in the city’s Eastleigh District.  Ian Morio (9) was killed in the […]

Death Penalty upheld for Bombay terrorist

A two-judge panel of India’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of Mohammed  Ajmal Kasab, dismissing the 25-year old Pakistani’s appeal of his conviction on 80 counts of murder and terrorism charges arising from the 2008 terror attack on Bombay. In the opinion handed down last week, Justices Aftab Alam and C.K. Prasad held […]

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