An evangelist scheduled to be in a debate on Christianity and Islam was beaten unconscious on his way to the event, according to Morning Star News.
The report gave Charles Kamya’s account of the attack by Islamic extremists that caused him to be hospitalized.
As Kamya was on his way to Kampala’s Bwaise area for the Jan. 29 debate, where he was to be the featured debater, two men stopped his car, the report said. Then, six other Muslims ambushed Kamya, beating and cutting him. Kamya was unconscious for about two hours after being struck on the head with an iron bar. A passerby found him and called police.
The attack came five days after Kamya had told Muslims in Jinja that “God wants all people to be saved, including Muslims.” That day, “many Muslims converted to Christ,” he said.
Uganda’s laws and constitution allow freedom of religion, including propagating one’s faith. Muslims make up no more than 12% of Uganda’s population, Morning Star reported.