Muslim extremists beat two pastors in Uganda because a number of individuals converted from Islam to Christianity.
On Nov. 18, a mosque leader and some Muslims attacked Jude Sitaalo during a service at Believers’ Church in Nansonko village in Kibuku District, reported Morning Star News. Sitaalo’s wife, Naisiga, and another church member were injured trying to rescue the pastor from attackers.
In an August evangelistic event, five Muslim men put their faith in Jesus Christ. Because of this, Sitaalo had received death threats.
Ten days prior to the attack on Sitaalo, Muslim extremists beat Agaba Ezera and destroyed Voluntary Salvation Outreach Church of Christ in Katantala village in Kiboga District, stated Morning Star News. The attack apparently was retaliation for 23 Muslims putting their faith in Jesus Christ when church members shared the gospel in homes in August.
Approximately 12% of Uganda’s population is Muslim.
Uganda’s constitution and laws allow for freedom of religion, including converting from one faith to another. However, Christian churches increasingly have received threats of violence, and some Christian converts have been attacked, killed or excommunicated by Muslim family members, according to the World Atlas.