Uganda: Young man murdered for his faith two weeks after accepting Christ

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by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) – Muslim extremists have murdered a young man in eastern Uganda, enraged that he had left Islam and put his faith in Christ two weeks earlier, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.

Survived by his wife and survived by his wife and 3-year-old son, 22-year-old Abudu Amisi of Kasanvu village in Pallisa District was stabbed to death on July 8 by a mob of Muslims who ambushed him as he returned home from shopping in a market in Kasasira West village, Kibuku District, MSN reports. Amisi had accepted Christ on June 22, after learning about the Gospel for six months. He died on the way to Mbale Regional Referral Hospital.

In a statement about the circumstances surrounding Amisi’s killing, a Christian leader whose identity is withheld for security reasons told MSN: “Immediately after his conversion, Amisi was very fearful of his life from the Muslims in his village at Kasanvu in Pallisa District. The church then housed him in a rental house, and he remained indoors for two weeks.”

A fellow church member who accompanied Amisi to the market told MSN what happened on the day of the attack: “After buying the food items, we then began our journey back to the church. About 50 meters from the market area, people began shouting and mentioning the name of Amisi, saying, ‘Here comes the betrayer of Islam. He should not see the light of the day.’  There and then, they surrounded him, began cutting him with long knives on his head, face, and neck, and fractured his legs and hand.”

Police are searching for the attackers, MSN said.”The attack was the latest of many instances of persecution of Christians in Uganda that Morning Star News has documented,” MSN noted in its report.

While Christianity is legal in Uganda, believers who leave Islam are frequently violently attacked by Muslim extremists in their communities.

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