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Ugandan Policeman Killed after Converting to Christianity from Islam

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  • 2015 Dec 16

A policeman in Uganda who converted to Christianity from Islam has been violently killed by Muslims.

According to Christian Today, Ismail Kuloba, 43, was responding to a call to resolve a land dispute when he was ambushed by 20 men who were lying in wait to kill him.

“They saw that Ismail had become an apostate,” reported a local Christian who remains anonymous for security reasons.

The local Christian witnessed the attack on Kuloba and said that the attackers began by throwing stones at Kuloba’s head. One of them then shot him in the head twice while they shouted “Allah Akbar.”

The unnamed witness asked for prayer for Christian converts in the region.

“We need prayers, as the Muslims are out to destroy people who converted to Christ in this area, especially those of us who have sacrificed to share the love of Christ to our fellow Muslims. We shall continue becoming the voice of the persecuted church, and the work of God will eventually emerge victorious against the evil forces of darkness."

Local Christians reportedly burned down the house of one of Kuloba’s attackers, and locals fear that this will lead to further retaliation and violence. 

Publication date: December 16, 2015