Christian convert killed in Uganda
A forty-one-year-old former imam was killed on the 7th of December by a mob of Muslims. This attack took place only a day after the man converted to Christianity.
According to Pastor Andrew Nyanma of the Full Gospel church Dolwe, Yusuf became a Christian on the 30th of November in 2020, after hearing the Gospel message.
He said, “We had been talking on several occasions but he was so argumentative when we touched on matters related to faith. He was a brilliant Muslim Imam but also respected other people’s faith. On this day, he was calm and receptive. He gave me humble time to explain to him why Christ is the only way to the Father. He repented of his sins and committed to following Christ.”
Yusuf and his family lived in a house close to the Mosque where he was an Imam. Three days after he converted, his wife Hashfa divorced him and left with two of their young children to her father’s home in Bugiri District. She left behind the two older children, Abudkriim 19, and Sauda 16.
ICC’s partner in Uganda said:
“According to several witnesses, the local Muslim community was upset about Yusuf for leaving Islam and becoming a Christian. Yusuf was seriously beaten and left unconscious. His older son and daughter were not able to help him immediately, until morning when Pastor Andrew arrived and took him to the hospital.” He later died while receiving care at the hospital.