KAMPALA, Uganda — A pastor officiating a funeral in Uganda was pelted with stones for using both the Bible and the Quran in evangelizing about Jesus Christ.
The attack on Davidson Okirori occurred July 21 in Kyoga village of Mayuge District. Okirori, pastor of Covenant Church of God in Buwenge, was officiating the funeral of an individual who had left Islam to become a Christian, reports Morning Star News.
“I carried with me the Quran, Hadith of Bukhari and the Bible to show to the mourners the fact of the unique and powerful resurrection of Jesus as the Son of God, while at the same time mentioning that Muhammad, being just a prophet of Allah, did not resurrect,” Okirori told Morning Star. “It was a good platform for me to witness the love of Christ to Muslims.”
Angry Muslim mourners took the microphone from him, tore pages out of the Bible and hurled stones at him.
Okirori regained consciousness at a hospital and is recovering, Morning Star states.
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.