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Uganda: Father of four converts to Christianity, he is beaten and his home is destroyed

Among the Christians of Uganda are around 35,000 Orthodox Christians. For information about the Orthodox Church in Uganda, see here.

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

“Christians Beaten, Lose Homes in Separate Attacks,” Morning Star News, October 3, 2022:

Muslims in Uganda upset with a father of four for converting to Christianity beat him and destroyed his home, and a week later a 52-year-old convert in a neighboring district also suffered injuries that left her unable to walk, sources said.

In Bulumba Sub-County, Kaliro District, 38-year-old Musa Wabwire was praying in his home on Sept. 9 when relatives and other Muslims arrived, he said. Noting his absence at Friday prayers, the mosque leader had sent an assistant who had secretly recorded video of Wabwire listening to a Christian radio program, Wabwire said.

“After hearing it, they all got annoyed and flooded into my home and asked me many questions, which I failed to answer,” said Wabwire, who had secretly put his faith in Christ while serving as treasurer for the mosque. “I only told them to take their money box, and that I be left with Christ, who was enough for me. They became so angry and started beating me up while shouting, ‘Kafir, Kafir [infidel]!’”

When he declined to renounce Christ, they flogged him 40 lashes with sticks, he said. Wabwire’s older brother, an imam in a nearby village, ordered the destruction of his crops and his living quarters on the homestead, he said.

“My belongings were thrown out in the rain and got all wet,” Wabwire said. “My brothers said that I should not be killed but instead leave the homestead.”…

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