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Across the Muslim world, converting from Islam to Christianity is a difficult if not impossible task. Many willing to convert face social isolation, family hostility and in more extreme locations the threat of death. For one Muslim Background Believer in Uganda, it meant facing the wrath of her father and community. Please pray for this individual as she begins he walk with Jesus Christ.
The United States Embassy issued a warning of "imminent threat" for Uganda by the Al Shabaab Islamic terror group. Although Uganda has a majority-Christian population, Muslims are populated throughout the country in dense clusters, within which Christians face severe persecution. It is possible that an infrastructure is in place to support an attack equal or larger in scope than Nairobi's Westgate Mall massacre. Given Al Shabaab's great effort to avoid harming fellow Muslims in that attack, it is likely that any target in Uganda will be one with predominantly Christian personnel or symbolism. ICC encourages Christians in Uganda to be alert and cautious for suspicious persons or activities, to keep mobile phones at hand, and to closely monitor police and media updates, especially at worship this Sunday.
Reports recount severe incidents of Christian persecution perpetrated by minority Muslims in Uganda, primarily in the east. A predominantly Christian nation, Uganda is not a traditional home to acts of persecution; however, predominantly Islamic communities, in recent years, have created localized cultures of hostility that has led to vicious beatings of Christians, arson of Christian homes, honor killings, and a public out-lash against Christian business and education.
“The people who did this to me, they thought they are serving God. But I feel sorry for them and I forgive them, because they didn’t know what they were doing.”
Raymond Ibrahim reports for Gatestone Institute that, “Half of Iraq's indigenous Christians are gone, due to the unleashed forces of jihad [holy war]. Many Christians fled to nearby Syria; yet, as the Assad regime comes under attack from al-Qaeda and others… Christians are experiencing a level of persecution unprecedented in the nation's modern history.” Ibrahim’s series, titled ‘Muslim Persecution of Christians,’ is published each month to document cases of persecution – whether it be general discrimination, arrests, or murder – committed by Muslims in majority Islamic countries, Asia and the West.
Another pastor, close friend of victim of acid attack, is also ambushed.
“I grew up studying Islam, but at age 18 I met some Christians who opened my eyes to the Christian faith. I soon converted.”
Convert to Christianity faces death threats; father committed suicide over conversion.
Ostracized by family and fired from his job, Christian overcomes false charge.
Islam devotees go on defense after acid attack on preacher
Released from hospital, Susan Ithungu takes steps with support.
Burns threaten eyesight of church leader who opposed Islamic courts.
Hudson New York continues their series of Muslim persecution of Christians which is published each month to document cases of persecution – whether it be general discrimination, arrests, or murder – committed by Muslims in majority Islamic countries, Asia and the West.
Muslim father locked 14-year-old in room with almost no food or water for months.
The Muslim Personal Law bill - which would give more power to Islamic Kadhi courts for Muslims on matters of marriage, divorce and inheritance - is straining relations between Uganda’s two largest religious groups.
Bombings lead to security measure
Missionaries from the United States were among the victims of Islamic bombing in Uganda. Thomas Kemper says that risk of facing violence doesn’t deter missionaries from taking the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world.
American missionaries are among the victims of Islamic terror attack in Uganda.
“We have killed many Christians in the enemy capital, (Kampala).”
Muslim radicals made several attempts to kill Pastor Zachariah but God miraculously saved his life.
Analysts worry attack indicator of more violence
Church member taking photos beaten, building damaged.
Hostilities evident in Muslim area where missionaries were slain.
"The LRA entered around midnight. They surprised the faithful of the church who were in a prayer vigil. They burned them in the church."
Members of the Ugandan rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), killed 400 Christians who were celebrating Christmas at a Catholic Church in Congo.
"Bodies of the women and children, with deep cuts are littered inside and outside the church,"
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