MUSASA, Uganda — After his wife placed her faith in Jesus Christ, a mosque leader in Uganda ordered the rapes of three female relatives of a Christian church pastor.
The females — ages 19, 17 and 16 — were raped Feb. 16 in Musasa village. The attack came two days after imam Caled Bwambale Hussein of Kasese learned of the Jan. 30 conversion and Feb. 6 baptism of his wife, Mariam Mbambu.
Mbambu found out her husband planned to kill her, and she fled. All Saints Cathedral, Church of Uganda in Kasese placed her and her five children in hiding.
Ali Masereka visited the church two Sundays. He finally admitted he was sent there to avenge Mbambu’s conversion, to learn the whereabouts of her and the children and to cause suffering to Christians.
He said Mbambu’s husband ordered the rapes and paid 13 Muslim teens to attack the church. The imam and others have threatened the church pastor.
Uganda’s laws and constitution allow religious freedom. Muslims compose 12% of the population.