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Muslim Extremists Attack Ugandan Teacher & Son – December 21st 2022

Morning Star News, 19 December 2022 (excerpts)

Muslim extremists in central Uganda lured a Christian teacher to his home by forcing his wife to call and tell him she was ill, then the intruders beat him and his son.

Abdu Muyinga and his adult son are nursing injuries after Muslims upset with their conversion to Christianity beat them on December 10.

“We were attacked and beaten because of leaving Islam, as the Islamic law instructs Muslims to kill anyone who leaves Islam,” Muyinga said.

He and his son left their home at about 8 p.m. for an all-night prayer vigil.  Seven Muslim extremists went to his home at about 10 p.m. and, not finding them there, learned from his wife that they had gone to the prayer vigil.

“They forced her to make a telephone call indicating that she was seriously ill,” Muyinga told Morning Star News.

As they hurried home, they saw three men standing in the middle of the road in white clothes. At first Muyinga thought that they were traffic police.

“I stopped, and one hit me with a stick on my shoulder, the back, the head and left leg, and I fell unconscious,” he said.  The attackers left us half-dead and half-naked.”

“After converting to Christianity, the story about our conversion circulated countrywide, and five days later, I started receiving threatening messages.”The attack was the latest of many instances of persecution of Christians in Uganda.