By BI: Keep in mind that the Christian population of Uganda is 85%. Muslims, who comprise just 11.5%, were furious when a local pastor ignored their warnings to stop holding religious services at the church, so they took revenge on his teenage daughter by gang-raping her.
Morningstar News The daughter of the pastor of New Hope Church was approaching the church building at Kiryolo, Kaderuna Sub-County, Budaka District, at about 7:30 p.m. on March 28 when the men took her into bushes and assaulted her, an area church leader told Morning Star News. The site is about 300 yards from her home.
“The five Muslims took hold of me, and they raped me there,” she told the Morning Star News source. “I tried to scream, but they threatened to kill me. One of them said, ‘Your father should stop this prayer meeting of trying to change Muslims to become Christians and close the church building – we have warned him several times.’
Her father said her injuries are so serious that he would like to send her for specialized treatment at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala as she continues to be traumatized. “The girl still has problems communicating,” he said. “She just says a few words and then keeps quiet.”
The pastor said he also had received several threatening text messages from Muslims. “One of the read, ‘Be you informed that we do not want your church in this area. If you continue worship here, then you will live to regret it,’” he said.