Young Convert in Uganda Beaten for his Faith

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A young Christian man has been forced from his home and allegedly beaten for his conversion from the faith of his father. Magale Hamidu, 20, of Nanoko village, had become a Christian while still living with his family. According to Morning Star news, when the family found out, his father and family began beating him with sticks. Magale then fled to the Pastor whom had helped him with his early Christian walk. The beatings have been reported to police, but no charges have been laid against the family.

 

2017-10-10 Uganda (MorningStarNews) The young man did not answer after his father asked him if he had ditched Islam to become a Christian.

Magale (also called Mabala) Hamidu, 20, of Nanoko village in eastern Uganda, had become a Christian seven months before. He had been failing to attend mosque prayers, and his father had learned that twice a Christian pastor had visited him at their home.

As Hamidu kept quiet, his father began beating him with a stick, sources told Morning Star News. They said other family members picked up sticks and joined in.

Hamidu’s screams on that day, Sept. 20, alerted neighbors who managed to pull the bleeding young man away. He was rushed to a community clinic in Tirinyi Sub-County, Kibuku District, where he was treated for injuries to his head and right hand and discharged, they said.

A neighbor told Morning Star News that Hamidu’s father, Kasani Mubali, said he wants to kill his son.

 

 

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