A young muslim woman named Rehema Kyomuhendo accompanied her father on a business trip in Uganda.
They stayed at her paternal aunt’s house in Mbale region where she started listening to Christian programming aired on an FM radio station.
Rehema then reached out to one of her father’s business friends, who is Roman Catholic.
Rehema explained to Morning Star News the following about how she converted to Christianity:
“[My father’s friend] explained to me about Christ and the way of salvation, and I got convicted and accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior.
As she was sharing Christ with me, I was so overjoyed, and my father heard my joy and woke up, came from his bedroom furiously and started beating me up with blows, slaps and kicks.”
Rehema goes on to say: “my father was angry and shouted at his 45-year-old sister who was sleeping in another room, stating that he was going to kill me because I converted to Christianity.”
The father eventually started burning his daughter until Rehema was shielded by her aunt, who carried her out of the house with the help of a Christian neighbor.
Rehema was taken to ER a Mbale Regional hospital where she received immediate treatment. She is expected to remain at the hospital for more than a month due to the serious burns on her legs, stomach, ribs, neck and back.
Additionally, Rehema and the neighbor have not reported the father’s assault to the police for fear that he might try to kill her.
This incident has become more and more common in the small East African country of Uganda, where Muslims make up only 12 percent of the population, but represents the majority of intolerant and violent cases.
The constitution and other laws provide religious freedom, including the right to propagate one’s faith and convert from one faith to another. Despite this, in Muslim majority communities, it is a serious offense to convert or preach the Christian faith.
Why it matters
Muslims in Uganda are doing today what Muslims have always done. For over a thousand years, they slowly and surely nibble, advance, and conquer lands, many of whom were predominantly Christian.
Now, Islam rules on more than 50 countries, and is in the process of replacing the European people, under their passive and consenting eyes.
This is undoubtedly a form of terrorism in the primary sense of the word: actions designed to terrorize people for political ends.
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