An Ugandan man was beaten unconscious for leaving Islam
A former Islamic teacher remains hospitalized after Muslim extremists in eastern Uganda on 2 May beat him unconscious for converting to Christianity.
Shaquru Ndifuna, 33, was receiving treatment for blood loss at a medical clinic in Iganga town in the district of the same name, area Christians said.
A former Islamic teacher at Noor Islamic Mosque in Mayuge District, Ndifuna is a resident of Kaliro Town Council, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Iganga town. He put his faith in Christ in January at an open-air evangelistic event in Namutumba, 39 kilometers from Iganga town.
Word of his conversion spread, a cleric at the Noor Islamic Mosque began monitoring his movements, and in April three Islamic leaders visited him at his home, said an area Christian unnamed for security reasons.
“They questioned me about my absence as a teacher at Noor Mosque,” Ndifuna told Morning Star News. “I tried to explain to them about my other commitments elsewhere. One of them mentioned about me having become a Christian, but I did not respond. Afterwards the three Muslim leaders left.”