KAMPALA, Uganda — A preacher teaching about Christ’s divinity was assaulted at an evangelistic event in Uganda, and so were the Christians trying to rescue him from the melee.
Morning Star News reports the attack upon Robert Faisali Miya and the others occurred Aug. 11 at an outdoor evangelistic event in Busolwe. Miya was stomped and struck.
The attackers were reportedly Muslims enraged at Miya’s teachings. The attackers also beat Christians trying to save the preacher from attackers, a source said.
During the event, “Miya cited passages from the Quran as examples that acknowledge the uniqueness of Christ and said the Bible affirms His uniqueness as the Son of God who grants forgiveness by virtue of His death and resurrection,” states Morning Star.
Muslims began chanting and a sheikh pulled Miya down, a source told Morning Star. “Others were saying that Allah has granted to them authority to kill all infidels.”
Miya is recovering after treatment at a clinic. A former Muslim, Miya put his faith in Jesus Christ in 2010.
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, the World Atlas reports.