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).

Churches Destroyed In Indonesia's Aceh Province After Deadly Clashes


By BosNewsLife Asia ServiceIndonesiachristians

JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic authorities in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province have begun destroying several small churches after hardline Muslims demanding their reportedly killed at least one Christian.

NEW EUROPE Hungary Detains 4 Suspect After 71 Migrants Die In Truck


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest and border areas
refugeesfilenow BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Four people remain detained after the decomposing bodies of 71 migrants fleeing war and poverty, including eight women and four children, were found in a truck on Austria's main highway after apparently arriving from neighboring Hungary. Hungarian police said they detained the suspects as part of a wider investigation into human smuggling.

Christians Demand Protection After Lahore Church Bombings


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

sorrowLONDON/LAHORE (BosNewsLife)-- Influential South Asian Christians urged Britain on Tuesday, March 17, to pressure Pakistan's government to protect Christians after Sunday's bombings of two churches in Lahore left 17 people dead and more than 70 injured.

NEWS WATCH: Czech Republic In Shock After Restaurant Massacre Kills 9


By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

imagesczechPRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The Czech Republic is in shock after nine people, including the gunman, died in a shooting at a restaurant in the town of Uhersky Brod, 300 kilometers south west of Prague, though the government denied it was a terrorist attack.

Israel's Netanyahu Urges Europe Jews To Come Home After Denmark Attacks


By BosNewsLife News Center

JERUSALEM/COPENHAGENnetan (BosNewsLife)-- Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has urged European Jews to move to Israel after a Jewish man was killed in an attack outside Copenhagen's main synagogue, warning anti-Jewish violence will likely continue amid rising anti-Semitism.

NEWS ALERT: Muslims Attack Churches, Christians, Killing Dozens In Niger, Kenya


By BosNewsLife Africa Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

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NAIROBI/NIAMEY (BosNewsLife)-- Dozens are dead after churches, Christian shops, and pastors' homes were attacked across Niger by angry Muslims protesting against French magazine Charlie Hebdo's second portrayal of the prophet Mohammed, while in Kenya police searched for a gunman who shot dead a Christian.