A Muslim mob in eastern Uganda raped 15 Christian women and beat several members of a church earlier this month to punish their pastor for sharing the Gospel with Muslims.
Morning Star News reported that two weeks after the attack on Katira Church in Budaka District on Jan. 15, Pastor Moses Mutasa and eight other Christians are still missing.
The Islamic radicals, who attacked the 500-member congregation during an evening prayer meeting with clubs and sticks, reportedly blamed the pastor for leading people to Jesus Christ.
“Away with the pastor who is converting our Muslims to Christianity,” one of the witnesses, a church leader, recalled of what the attackers shouted.
The Muslim mob locked up the Christians in attendance inside the church, beating the men and raping several women. Some of the Christians who managed to escape the building were ambushed and assaulted by other radicals waiting outside.
“Women’s clothing was found inside and outside the church building,” a church leader said, with the raped women being taken to a clinic in Katira to receive treatment.
The Rev. Musa Mukenye, who oversees several churches in the district’s Iki-iki County, said at a meeting with local officials and police that the fate of the kidnapped Christians is still unknown.
“We do not know what has happened to our pastor, Moses Mutasa,” Mukenye said. “He might have been killed or has been kept hostage.”
Police are investigating the details and circumstances behind the attack on the church, which has also left parts of the church damaged.
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SOURCE: The Christian Post