Christians in Uganda demand protection from Muslim extremists
A Pentecostal preacher who has converted thousands of Muslims to Christianity was disfigured when men shouting ‚ÄúGod is great‚ÄĚ in Arabic threw acid in his face in a Christmas Eve attack that has stoked religious tensions here.
The victim, Umar Mulinde, is a Muslim convert to Christianity and now a vocal critic of Islam. He is also a key figure in opposing the establishment of Islamic civil courts in this majority Christian country.
Christians say the attack on Mr. Mulinde is symbolic of the government‚Äôs failure to protect Christians from Muslim extremists, even in a country whose population is 85 percent Christian. They say Muslims refuse to accept the concept of religious freedom, especially the right to choose how one worships....