KAMPALA, Uganda — Muslim extremists in Uganda have killed an evangelist, cut off the hand of a Christian convert and issued death threats to a pastor.
The evangelist, Sozi Odongo, was slain July 29 at his home in Pallisa District. Threatening texts had warned him to stop using information from Islam’s Quran to preach to Muslims. His wife and four children were hiding in another room when he was killed.
On July 26, Musa John Kasadah was attacked in Nakabondo village. His hand and part of his forearm were cut off for leaving Islam and converting to Christianity. Kasadah and his family put their faith in Christ during an evangelistic event June 17.
In Kiboga District, Godfrey Ssemujju, a pastor, said he received death threats warning him not to convert any more Muslims to Christianity, Morning Star News reported. In the past three months, he has held evangelistic events and engaged in conversations that led about 70 Muslims to put their faith in Christ.
Approximately 12% of Uganda’s population is Muslim. Its constitution and laws allow religious freedom, including converting from one faith to another, but Christian churches increasingly have received threats of violence. Some Christian converts have been attacked, killed or excommunicated by Muslim family members, World Atlas reported.