KAMPALA, Uganda — A Ugandan pastor has lost almost all of his eyesight and has suffered burns on his body after three Muslim men sprayed him with acid.
The ambush upon Pastor Frank Mutabaazi occurred in Kampala, Uganda, on Dec. 22, 2022, reports Morning Star News.
After Mutabaazi preached an evening service, a Muslim extremist posing as a Christian asked the pastor for a ride. Along the way, the rider made some phone calls, then said he wanted to stop to visit a friend. As the man exited the vehicle, three other Muslims ambushed the pastor, spraying acid on him through the car window. They called him an enemy of Islam and a deceiver and said he should not live.
The pastor awoke five hours later in a clinic.
Mutabaazi previously had received threats about what would happen if he did not stop holding evangelistic events, stated 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 increasingly have received threats of violence, and some Christian converts have been attacked, killed or excommunicated by Muslim family members, stated the World Atlas.