Woman in Uganda Beaten Unconscious for Attending Church Service

Neighbors restrain Muslim husband.

Woman attacked after visiting church service; image altered for security reasons. (Morning Star News)

Woman attacked after visiting church service; image altered for security reasons. (Morning Star News)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Muslim in Uganda beat his wife unconscious for attending a church service on Sept. 18, sources said.

Hussein Kasolo had recently married Fatuma Baluka, 21-year-old daughter of an Islamic leader in a predominantly Muslim village, undisclosed for security reasons, in Eastern Uganda’s Budaka District.

“When I arrived home, my husband shouted at me as an ‘infidel,’ and then and there started hitting me with a metallic object,” Baluka told Morning Star News. “I fell down, only to find myself in a hospital bed.”

Neighbors said they arrived and rescued Baluka, who was bleeding from head and leg injuries as her husband continued to hit her.

“We found Baluka unconscious, and we were able to overpower the husband’s brutal attack,” a resident who requested anonymity told Morning Star News.

They took her to a Budaka District hospital, where she remained until Thursday (Sept. 22).

“I have become an enemy to my husband, and my parents will not receive me either just for attending the church,” she said. “I feel disowned and helpless.”

She had visited the undisclosed, area church with a female friend. The church pastor, whose name also is withheld for security reasons, said she has become a Christian.

“She was among those who were prayed for in the church service, and on Thursday she mentioned to me that the very Sunday when she was prayed for, she felt convicted in her heart that she was a sinful lady, and that immediately a heavy burden rolled away,” the pastor said. “She is now being discipled to be rooted in the Christian faith.”

Baluka has taken refuge at a site away from her home, he said, adding that she needs prayer for emotional and physical healing.

About 85 percent of the people in Uganda are Christian and 11 percent Muslim, with some eastern areas having large Muslim populations. The country’s constitution and other laws provide for religious freedom, including the right to propagate one’s faith and convert from one to another, but Christians in eastern Uganda are suffering continual attacks by non-state figures.

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Comments

  1. Christians are under attack, because all religions of the world are man made, there is no power in them. The followers of these religions see and feel no power in them, so they try to force others to except their way of thinking by way of brutality, and santanic brain washing. If their gods were powerful no physical force would be needed. Jesus said in the Word of God; “John 8:31-32 (KJV)
    31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. No physical force here, only the truth. You see God’s Word (Jesus Christ) is absolute truth, and there is power in His word to change a person into a New Creation, if that person will by faith receives what Jesus has said.
    John 3:15-16 (KJV)
    15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
    16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    I dare this lady’s husband to read God’s Word with an open mind, but I know he won’t, because he’s afraid, afraid that his wife’s God is more powerful than his god, and in this case he would be right.
    For God The Father, God The Son, and God The Holy Ghost, are All powerful. For Jesus Christ is the fullness of the Godhead Bodily. My dear sister, stay with Jesus, no matter what happens, for now your name is written in The Lamb’s Book Of Life. PRAISE THE LORD.

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