Extremists threaten family in Uganda

Yusuf Tulo, a Ugandan man who converted from Islam to Christianity in October 2018, was worshipping with his family in their home in eastern Uganda on April 28 when neighbors began shouting, “Fire!”

When the family went outside neighbors were standing around the house looking at the smoke. One told Tulo to go back inside. The family refused and an hour later the roof collapsed in flames destroying the home.

The attacks were the latest of several instances of persecution of Christians in eastern Uganda, which has a large Muslim population. Uganda’s constitution and other laws provide for religious freedom, including the right to propagate one’s faith and convert from one faith to another. (MS)