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Uganda: Christian Slain for Leading Muslims to Faith in Christ

The disturbing treatment of Kiisa Masolo illustrates yet again how conversion to Christianity is so often the occasion for persecution of Christians — both of the converts and of those who brought the converts the word of the Gospel. 

Among the Christians of Uganda are around 35,000 Orthodox Christians. For information about the Uganda Orthodox Church, which is part of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria, see here.

For previous coverage of Christian persecution in Uganda, see here.

“Christian Slain for Leading Muslims to Faith in Christ,” Morning Star News, March 18, 2024:

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists in eastern Uganda on March 8 killed a Christian for leading Muslims to faith in Christ, sources said.

Kiisa Masolo, 45, had returned to his home in Nakitiku village, Bunabuka parish, Bubeza Sub-County in Sironko District at 7 p.m. after preaching on the streets of Nakaloke and Busajjabwankuba when seven masked men dressed in Islamic attire broke in and took him away, said his mother, Norah Nandege.

“After whisking him away, three men remained behind and told me that, ‘Allah is very displeased with your son, and we’re out to punish him,’” Nandege told Morning Star News. “Then the three men left.”

She called a clan leader who arrived but told her they should wait til the next morning before taking action, she said. When her son did not show up the following morning, she reported the kidnapping to the Local Council 3 chairperson, and a search began.

“After four hours of search, the body of my son Masolo was found lying lifeless in the bush with a written Arabic note which we could not read,” Nandege said. “A person fluent in Arabic was called to read the script which stated, ‘We had warned you not to convert our Muslim brothers and sisters to Christianity, but you failed to heed to our warning. This has finally cost your life.’”

Muslims had left several warnings and threats on Masolo’s mobile phone telling him to stop converting Muslims to Christianity, she said.

“I tried to advise my son to be very cautious with his life, but he used to tell me that his life was in the hands of God and that he was called to carry out the preaching of the gospel of Christ,” Nandege told Morning Star News. “Since then, I knew that the life of my son was in danger, and he might not live for long due to the many threatening messages of Allah who was out to kill him.”…

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