IGANGA, Uganda — A Ugandan man who became a Christian in January was beaten unconscious May 2 for converting from Islam.
Morning Star News, quoting other Christians in the area, reports that 33-year-old Shaquru Ndifuna is receiving treatment at a medical clinic in Iganga town in Uganda.
Before putting his faith and trust in Jesus Christ in January, Ndifuna had been an Islamic teacher at Noor Islamic Mosque in Mayuge District.
Ndifuna said four Muslims forced their way into his house May 2 and tried to make him renounce his faith in Jesus. When he refused, the men beat and strangled him.
Ndifuna’s wife and three children hid in another room. His wife called a family friend who took Ndifuna to get medical treatment. As of May 8, Ndifuna was still hospitalized, a source told Morning Star.
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 have increasingly received threats of violence, and some Christian converts have been attacked, killed or excommunicated by Muslim family members, the World Atlas reports.