Muslims Burn Pastor to Death

“Islamic extremists in eastern Uganda set a pastor’s home on fire on Wednesday (June 30), burning him to death, sources said. Pastor Isima Kimbugwe’s body was burned beyond recognition after the assailants set his home on fire in Buseta village, Kibuku District at about 10:30 p.m., local Christians said. Leaving Islam to become a Christian in 2017, Pastor Kimbugwe had fled the village after Muslims upset with him leading five Muslims to faith in Christ threatened to kill him, the sources said. He worked for a Christian organization in Kampala until the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in a loss of donor support that caused it to shut down, leading him to his return to his home village. ‘Immediately after arriving at his house, Muslims sent a young boy aged 14 who was a student at an Islamic school at Kibuku,’ said a source who requested anonymity. ‘He greeted the pastor in the Islamic way, Asalamu Asalamu alaikumu [I greet you, in Arabic]. The pastor refused to answer but instead replied that Jesus loves you. The boy spat saliva on the ground and uttered the Islamic [jihadist] slogan, Allahu Akbar [Allah is Greater] and ran away.’ His brother said, ‘By 10:30 we saw flames of fire and smoke from his house. Arriving at the scene, the house was completely burnt up, and nearby was a small steel jerrycan, a cap and Koranic notes. The notes read, Your enmity to Islam is what you have ripe, an idiom meaning he had provided a valid reason for them setting him and his house on fire according to Islam.’”

“Islamic Extremists Burn Pastor,” Morning Star News, July 6, 2021