Pakistan Activists Tackle Massive Abuse, Abduction Of Christian Girls


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

PAKISTAN-RELIGION-BLASPHEMY-ISLAM-CHRISTIANLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christian and Muslim rights activists have launched a New Year campaign in Pakistan to tackle the massive abduction and abuse of Christian girls and young women who are often forced to marry Muslims and convert to Islam. “The kidnapping of Christian girls and forcibly marrying them to a Muslim is the most common procedure for forced conversion to Islam,” complained Sardar Mushtaq Gill, national director of the Pakistan-based advocacy group Legal Evangelical Association Development (LEAD).

NEWS ALERT: Islamic State Publishes Execution Photos Of 21 Christians


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

imagesNOWCAIRO/DAMASCUS (BosNewsLife)-- The Islamic State group has published a report with photos suggesting the possible execution of 21 Coptic Christian construction workers from Egypt who were kidnapped while working in Sirte, Libya, BosNewsLife established Sunday, February 15.

Nigeria Christians Plunged Into Uncertainty As Boko Haram Kills Dozens, Kidnaps 200


By BosNewsLife Africa Service
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ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Nigeria were among those plunged into uncertainty Friday, December 19, after Islamic militants stormed a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping about 200 other people, survivors said.

NEWS ALERT: Nuns, Orphans, Released In Iraq


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

041116_iraq_christians_hmed_8a_hmedium1BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Friends expressed relief Wednesday, July 16, after five Christians, including two nuns and three orphans, were released in Iraq by Islamic militants, but concern remained about the future of Iraq's dwindling Christian community.

BREAKING: US Troops Search For Christian Girls; Christians Killed In Blasts


By BosNewsLife's Africa Service with additional reporting by Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent
nigeriaABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- American soldiers are searching
for hundreds of kidnapped Nigerian Christian schoolgirls, after officials confirmed Christians were among victims in massive bomb blasts and other attacks that killed at least some 170 people. The White House made clear that "The force will remain in Chad until its support in resolving the kidnapping situation is no longer required."