KAMPALA, Uganda — Muslim extremists in Uganda not only burned a home where Christians met, but also caned several individuals for putting their faith in Christ.
Morning Star News reported the house where a cell fellowship met in Uganda’s Luuka District was burned Nov. 20. Muslims were angry because the fellowship members’ outreach efforts resulted in two prominent families putting their faith in Christ earlier in the month.
In Bugweri District two brothers who had become Christians in October were beaten with canes Nov. 13 for leaving Islam. One brother accepted Christ Oct. 11, told his brother how to receive salvation and that brother made a profession of faith Oct. 23.
On Dec. 10 in Mityana District angry Mulims beat a man and his adult son for converting from Islam to Christianity, Morning Star News reported. Five days after his conversion the father began receiving death threats.
Some 12% of Uganda’s population is Muslim. Its constitution and laws allow for freedom of religion, including converting from one faith to another, but Christian churches increasingly have received threats of violence, and some Christian converts have been attacked, killed or excommunicated by Muslim family members, World Atlas reported.