Hard-line Muslims furious at a Christian’s preaching beat the man to death during an evangelistic event in Uganda and burned his body, reported Morning Star News.
On Feb. 28 in Kadungulu village, John Michael Okero, 43, was beaten with iron bars, stones and sticks, the report stated.
Okero, who frequently was invited to speak at evangelistic events, had been quoting verses about Jesus from the Koran during the Feb. 28 gathering. One Muslim grabbed the microphone from Okero, then he and many others beat Okero, Morning Star News reported.
The attackers accused Okero of blasphemy for saying Jesus is Allah’s Son, for misinterpreting the Koran, touching the Koran without ritual cleansing and disrespecting the Koran by placing it under the Holy Bible, the report said.
Uganda’s laws and constitution allow freedom of religion, including propagating one’s faith and converting from one religion to another. No more than 12% of Uganda’s population is Muslim, according to the report.