17-Year-Old Girl Converts To Christianity, Is Promptly Beaten To Death By Her Muslim Father
Luke 21:16, “You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake.”
Abdul Hakim Ibanda of Kamuli town in eastern Uganda beat Nanvunani Shamimu and her 19-year-old sister, Nawudo Hasifa, with a blunt instrument after learning that they had attended the church service on April 6, Hasifa told Morning Star News.
The two sisters turned to the Christian faith after they had the same dream the night of April 4, she said.
‘We both saw a man dressed in white clothes, telling us to go and be prayed for in the church, but he did not tell us which church to go to,’ Hasifa said.
On April 6 they attended United Believers Church in Kawaga, Kamuli District. ‘On Sunday morning we arrived at the United Believers Church and straight away went to see the pastor and explained to him about the dream and that we were ready to be Christians,’ she said. ‘The pastor prayed for us to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior of our lives. After prayers we then went to church, where the pastor introduced us to the church and that we were new members of the church. The church faithful were cheerful to receive us.’
Area Muslims who saw them enter the church building immediately reported it to their father, sources said. He gathered a group of 32 youths to attack the church, said pastor Musis James of United Believers Church.
‘When we saw the rowdy youth approaching the church, the Christians made an alarm and we all left the service in readiness for any eventuality,’ James said. ‘Some of the Muslims retreated, while a few came to where we were and warned us that the two girls should not worship with them, then they left.’
The two sisters arrived home that evening to find their father was furious.
‘Our father did not even greet us, but immediately questioned us why we decided to attend the church,’ Hasifa said. ‘We kept quiet. Our silence angered our father. He removed a blunt object and started beating us indiscriminately…” Read more.
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