Christian Persecution May/Jun 2022
Christian Apologist Beaten Unconscious
Islamic extremists stopped an evangelist in Uganda on his way to participate in a debate about Christianity and Islam and beat him unconscious, reported Morning Star News.
Charles Kamya, 43, said two men stopped his car; and six other Muslims in Islamic attire appeared from the bush. One told him, “Today Allah has called you, and you are going to meet him.” A blow to the head with an iron bar left Kamya unconscious. A passerby found him in a pool of blood and called police.
He was brought to several hospitals for care, but his father asked he be discharged because the assailants were monitoring his movements and could attack him there.
In January, accompanied by a Muslim convert to Christianity, Kamya debated Muslims in Jinja. “I used the Qur’an to show Muslims that from the beginning of the earth to date, God wants all people to be saved, including Muslims,” Kamya said. “I also discussed Surah 72 about the powers of evil jinn, and that they can be defeated by Issa [Jesus], and many Muslims converted to Christ. One sheikh wanted to grab the Qur’an from me, but I refused and left immediately.”
Young Christian Family Persecuted In Nepal
A young father knows the intensity of Hindu opposition to Christianity in his native Nepal, much of it coming from his own parents. They took his newborn son from him and expelled him and his wife from their home for refusing to eat food offered to Hindu gods.
Pawan, 26, told Morning Star News, “My parents would insult us, asking, ‘What good has following Christ done for you? Your baby keeps falling sick. What is your Jesus doing? Why is He not protecting your baby?’”
But Pawan remained true to his faith. Tensions grew after his younger brother also trusted Christ. “Both my mother and father falsely accused me of sorcery to draw my brother into my faith,” Pawan said. “I only shared the gospel with him; I never forced him and did not speak any alluring words to make him a Christian. It was his own decision.”
Eventually, the Christian couple recovered their son. Pawan’s wife, Srijana, secretly became a Christian as a teenager. Her parents tried to marry her off to a relative twice her age and send her abroad, Pawan said. “Her parents would humiliate her in extremely vulgar language and at times also beat her up to silence her,” he told Morning Star News. “This went on for days, and the prospective groom was in a rush to make the marriage happen.”
Pawan was working in the United Arab Emirates at the time. He and Srijana had joined the same Christian group on Facebook when he received her desperate plea for help. “I flew down to Nepal immediately, went to Srijana’s house, and fled to India with her,” he said. “I had no other option. They would have even killed her and also me.” The two married and went into hiding.
“We had to remain in hiding for a year,” Pawan said. “There was nobody around during our child’s birth. We went through many struggles, and God brought joy in our lives through our child.”
Moving in with his parents seemed like a good idea—until they were evicted for their faith. Meanwhile, the young family scrapes by as he works odd jobs; and church members help them care for their little one. Pawan plans to search for work abroad. “We are still living in fear,” he said. “If my in-laws get to know about our whereabouts, they might attack us at any time.”
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