The disturbing treatment of Nicholas Mugume illustrates yet again how conversion to Christianity is so often the occasion for persecution of Christians — both of the converts and of those who brought the converts the word of the Gospel. 

Among the Christians of Uganda are around 35,000 Orthodox Christians. 

For previous coverage of Christian persecution in Uganda, see here.

“Home Burned, Two Christians Injured in Separate Attacks,” Morning Star News, December 4, 2022:

…In Luuka Town Council West Ward, Luuka District, also in eastern Uganda, Muslim extremists on Nov. 20 burned down a house where a cell fellowship of 23 people met, said the group’s leader, Nicholas Mugume.

In early November two prominent Muslim families put their faith in Christ as the result of an outreach by the fellowship members, angering area Muslims, he said.

“The Muslims have been accusing us of making noise and also converting Muslims to Christianity,” Mugume said.

His wife was preparing food at 3 p.m. at their home where the cell group earlier had met for worship when four Muslims arrived, sent by a local mosque leader, he said.

“After a heated discussion, complaints and accusations of us converting Muslims, they poured petrol into the charcoal stove, and immediately fire spread and caught the entire house as the assailants left,” Mugume told Morning Star News.

He said that one of the assailants told them, “This is just a warning to you that we are going to come back if you continue taking our people to your religion, and bad repercussions will happen to you.”

The father of three children ages 8, 11 and 16 said the entire house was reduced to ashes. Also destroyed was a public address system, a motorcycle, a bicycle and other items. The family has found temporary shelter at a rented house in another town and needs help, he said….