Two men stopped the car of 43-year-old apologist Charles Kamya when he was about 300 metres from the open-air debate site in the Bwaise area of Kampala and then a mob attacked him.
“I stopped my car only to be ambushed by six other Muslims in Islamic attire who resurfaced from the bush at around midday,” Kamya was quoted as saying from his hospital bed.
One of the assailants told him, “You have been terrorising our religion. Today Allah has called you, and you are going to meet him. Some beat me badly while others cut me with some objects, and I lost a lot of blood as they pulled me out of my car and threw me out,” he said.
In the 29 January attack, he was hit on his head with an iron bar, leaving him unconscious for about two hours. A passer-by found him in a pool of blood and called the police.
Kamya’s father fears his son will be attacked again and has asked the hospital to release him against the doctors’ advice.
Days before the attack, Kamya had gone to a mosque in the Jinja area to buy a Koran, accompanied by a Muslim convert to Christianity. He then debated Muslims in that mosque.
Another debate was scheduled for 29 January, organised by Bwaise area churches.
“It was well publicised, with my photo displayed as the main debater of the day in Christian-Muslim dialogue,” Kamya said.
Though Uganda is a majority-Christian nation with many active churches. Local Islamists persecute Christians, especially along the eastern, southwestern, and northern borders, where radicals have been steadily encroaching.
Sources: Christian Post, Morning Star News, The Voice of the Martyrs USA
Let us pray.
- Ask the Lord to provide complete healing to Kamya.
- Thank the Lord for Kamya’s boldness and pray that he will now not give in to a spirit of fear but will continue to boldly witness for the Gospel.
- Ask for the Lord’s protection for Kamya, his family and for those who have responded in faith to his preaching.