(ADDS LATEST ATTACK ON CHURCH IN KENYA, MORE DETAILS) By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent NAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewsLife)– Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabab uses converts from religious Christianity to Islam to carry out attacks against churches in neighboring Kenya as part of what they call a "holy war", or Jihad, officials said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Sunday, November 4.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service MOMBASA, KENYA (BosNewsLife)-- Suspected Islamic militants burst into a crowded church near the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa on Sunday, March 23, killing as many as four people and injuring 17 others, local Christians and officials said. Witnesses said at least two gunmen began shooting indiscriminately after interrupting Sunday's worship service of the Joy Jesus Church congregation in Likoni, located across a deep-water channel from Mombasa city.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Special Correspondent Paul Jongas in the region NAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Kenya's troubled port city of Mombasa were on edge Saturday, October 5, after Muslim mobs torched a Salvation Army church in riots that killed four people and injured at least seven others. Friday's attack against the Salvation Army, an international Christian charity, came shortly after gunmen shot and killed Sheikh Ibrahim Amor, a popular Muslim cleric, and the three of his associates.
(CHANGING DEATH TOLL IN LEAD) By BosNewsLife Africa Service NAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewsLife)-- There was concern Sunday, September 22, about the plight of Christians and other non-Muslims trapped in a popular high-end shopping mall in the Kenyan capital, after fighters linked to terror group al-Qaida stormed the complex in an attack that left at least 69 people dead and 175 injured.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos NAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewsLife)-- At least scores of Christians were believed to be among those killed after Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta declared an end to a four-day standoff with Islamic militants, who attacked a shopping mall and very specifically targeted non-Muslims.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service NAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewsLife)-- Hundreds of Christians in northeastern Kenya have fled their homes after at least six Christians were killed in a new wave of Islamic attacks, Christians and aid workers say.
By BosNewsLife Africa and Asia Services with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos at BosNewsLife News Canter and Xavier P. William in Peshawar NAIROBI/PESHAWAR (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Africa and Asia tried to come to terms Friday, September 27, with the aftermath of attacks by Islamic militants that left at least some 150 people dead and hundreds injured, amid global concerns that devoted Christians are increasingly singled out by terrorists.
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- NAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewsLife)-- Evangelical Christians are mourning the death of two pastors who were killed on Kenya's coast over the weekend amid concerns about growing pressure on devoted believers in the African nation, BosNewsLife learned.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service NAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewsLife)-- At least 147 people were killed on Thursday, April 2, when Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed a Kenyan university campus in the town of Garissa taking Christians hostage and engaging security forces in an extended shootout.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos 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.