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Algerian faces prison time for sharing faith

ISTANBUL (BP) — Accusers who say an Algerian Christian insulted Islam provided no evidence to a judge hearing the Christian’s appeal of his original sentence, according to a report in Open Doors USA. Karim Siaghi, a convert to Christianity, was sentenced in May 2011 to five years in prison and fined 200,000 Algerian Dinars, or […]

Report: 19 Christians killed at Nigerian church

SANTA ANA, Calif. (BP) — Gunmen armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles surrounded a church in central Nigeria Monday (Aug. 6) and opened fire during a worship service, killing more than a dozen. According to the Associated Press, the attackers killed 19 of the worshippers at Deeper Life Bible Church in the town of Otite in […]

Report: 19 Christians killed at Nigerian church

SANTA ANA, Calif. (BP) — Gunmen armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles surrounded a church in central Nigeria Monday (Aug. 6) and opened fire during a worship service, killing more than a dozen. According to the Associated Press, the attackers killed 19 of the worshippers at Deeper Life Bible Church in the town of Otite in […]

18 dead in twin church attacks in Kenya

SANTA ANA, Calif. (BP) — At least 18 people died while 66 were wounded in Kenya’s northeastern town of Garissa Sunday (July 1) when assailants burst into the Africa Inland Church (AIC) and Catholic Church, shooting at worshipers with firearms and detonating grenades. Two policemen guarding the AIC churches were among those killed. Four of […]