Bwera, a city on Uganda’s Western border with Democratic Republic of Congo, has banned open-air evangelistic preaching due to threats from Muslim clerics following the conversions of 35 Muslims.
Christians in eastern Uganda are among those in their faith who face the most serious dangers in the world, according to World Watch Monitor, a group that tracks persecutions of Christians. The charity counted at least two incidents of Muslims killing Christians as well as vandalism of at least two churches.
In further anti-Christian hostilities in eastern Uganda, Muslims knocked a pastor unconscious at a debate and Islamist threats in another village put a halt to worship services.
A former sheikh (Islamic teacher) in eastern Uganda has been in hiding since he lost his family for putting his faith in Christ two years ago, but last month he was tricked into a life-threatening encounter.
Students at a Christian elementary school in eastern Uganda fear for their lives after a Muslim posing as a Christian teacher attacked the school director, sources said.
Five Muslims in eastern Uganda gang-raped the 17-year-old daughter of a pastor because the church leader ignored their warnings that he stop worship services.
After two Muslim sisters in Uganda left Mohammad for Christ, their uncle beat them and locked them in a room without food for days, according to Morning Star News.
Shamans armed with clubs and stones stormed a Ugandan church on an island in Lake Victoria on Dec. 22, injuring about 30 Christians, according to Morning Star News.
The U.S. State Department issued a warning in Uganda of possible attacks. The warning indicates that "churches" face "specific" threats from al-Shabaab, a Somalia-based terrorist organization. The warning comes from the rise of peacekeeping troops arriving in Somalia.
Bomb attacks killed at least 64 people, including an American aid worker, and injured several American Christians among others at two sites in Uganda's capital, Kampala, where people gathered to watch the World Cup, Worthy News learned early Monday, July 12.