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Uganda: Radical Muslim mob overruns church, rapes 15 women; pastor and others missing

Mon, Jan. 30, 2017 Posted: 06:14 PM


By Mark Ellis

A pastor in eastern Uganda and eight other Christians are unaccounted for after a Muslim mob attacked a church service, locked the congregation inside, beat several members and raped 15 women, according to Morning Star News (MSN).

An angry horde of 90 Muslims burst into the evening prayer meeting of Katira Church of Uganda at about 8:30 p.m. on January 15th and beat congregants with clubs and sticks. Previously Muslims had thrown stones at the roof of the church building to disrupt church services of the 500-member congregation.

About 80 members were in attendance at the evening service. One believer who escaped before the doors were locked heard one of the attackers shout, “Away with the pastor who is converting our Muslims to Christianity,” according to MSN.

At the time of the attack, Pastor Moses Mutasa was outside questioning some visitors. He attempted to flee, but it is unclear if he was captured or killed.

“We do not know what has happened to our pastor, Moses Mutasa,” Pastor Mukenye told local officials. “He might have been killed or has been kept hostage.”

The assailants locked about half of those in attendance inside the building, beat the men and tied them up while they raped the women. About 50 men and 30 women had attended the prayer meeting, and most of those locked inside were women, sources told MSN.

Muslim terrorists positioned outside the church also beat the men and raped the women as they tried to escape, a church elder said.

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