Cross
BreakingCrimeTrending StoryWorld News

Father murders son for refusing to forsake his faith in Jesus

186

 

A 20-year-old man in Uganda who had converted from Islam to Christianity was tied up and murdered by his own father after he refused to forsake his faith in Jesus, according to a report by the U.S Morning Star News.

The victim, identified as Tabiruka Tefiiro from Bupalama village in Kibuku district’s Buseta sub-county, was murdered by his Muslim father, Kasimu Kawona, last Sunday.

Tefiiro had been living and working in Kampala since he put his faith in Christ in 2019. Amid pressure from family members to return to Islam, Tefiiro agreed to come back on Aug. 1 but continued to refuse to recant his faith in Christ.

His father, who was away, returned on Saturday and called a family meeting to question Tefiiro about whether he had come back to Islam.

“I am mature enough to join any religion that I feel like because I am above 18 years old,” Tefiiro told his father. I want to confirm that I am saved by the grace of God. I can’t renounce my Christian faith now or in the future,” the victim added, according to his aunt.

Kawona left home and returned on Sunday with a knife and hoe and struck Tefiiro, who managed to escape to a neighbor’s house.

“He followed Tefiiro and forcefully entered the house and forced him back to the homestead, where he tied him up and started beating him with the hoe,” the relative added. “He fell down unconscious. He then hanged him up.”

Kawona was not charged with murder but a lesser charge of manslaughter because he killed his son in anger for leaving Islam, sources told MSN.

Muslim neighbors and local leaders condemned the murder, however.

In June, 39-year-old Abudlawali Kijwalo from Kibuku District’s Nankodo area was attacked by his brother wielding a machete as punishment for putting his faith in Christ and listening to gospel music. Kijwalo survived but remained hospitalized for a long time.

While most people in Uganda are Christian, some eastern and central regions have higher concentrations of Muslims.

The Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures Project shows that about 11.5% of Uganda’s population is Muslim. Muslims in Uganda are primarily Sunni. Armed attacks and murders of converts are not uncommon in the region.

“Radical Islam’s influence has grown steadily, and many Christians within the majority-Muslim border regions are facing severe persecution, especially those who convert from Islam,” a Voice of the Martyrs factsheet explains.

 

Leave a comment

Related Articles

Trump chooses Ohio Senator JD Vance as running mate for 2024 presidential poll

Former President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, has at...

Rwandans head to polls as Kagame seeks to extend two-decade rule

Voting commenced in Rwanda on Monday as polls opened nationwide for presidential...

Assassination attempt: Tinubu, Xi Jinping, other world leaders in solidarity with Trump

President Bola Tinubu, along with other world leaders, expressed support for former...

Trump targeted in Pennsylvania rally shooting, Global leaders unite in condemnation

Former United States (US) President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted off stage...

Sudanese authorities order foreigners to leave Khartoum within two weeks

Sudanese authorities have given foreigners a two-week ultimatum to vacate Khartoum and...

Just in: Buhari’s Power Minister, Mamman, gets reprieve, N10bln bail

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday granted bail to former...

In Niger Republic, hundreds of inmates, including Boko Haram terrorists now on the loose

A violent uprising at the Koutoukalé prison in the neighboring Niger Republic,...

Updated: Ex-Power minister remanded in prison over alleged N33bn fraud

A Federal High Court in Abuja has remanded Saleh Mamman, a former...

Two Nigerian teenage sisters drown while swimming at New York beach

Two Nigerian teenage sisters have died while swimming at New York’s Coney...

New UK Prime Minister announces cabinet

The newly-elected UK Prime Minister, Keir Starmer, has announced his first set...

Labour Party in landslide victory as Sunak concedes defeat in UK polls

Labour has won the UK general election and is heading for a...

Nigeria clinches right to host African Energy Bank headquarters

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Heineken Lokpobiri, has stated...

End of an era as Andy Murray withdraws from Wimbledon singles after back surgery

Two-time champion Andy Murray called time on his Wimbledon singles career on...

Reps Speaker to ECOWAS: Help to combat terrorism, climate change

Mr. Tajudeen Abbas, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, has called...

Counterfeit alcoholic beverages: NAFDAC seals 100 shops, suspects apprehended in Enugu

The National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has shut...

Customs busts 10 containers laden with illegal arms, drugs in Port Harcourt

The Nigeria Customs Service has made a significant bust at Onne Port...

Nigerian, Ghanaian content creators can now earn from Facebook – Meta

In its bid to boost content creation in West Africa, Meta has...

12 Ajayi Crowther University students cleared of murder charges

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Monday...

EFCC probes its operatives over alleged assault on female hotel staff in Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has established a disciplinary panel...

Breaking: Court dismisses Nnamdi Kanu’s N1bn suit against FG

Justice James Omotosho of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday...