A Christian woman has been raped and beaten by Muslims in Uganda because she accused their sheikh of killing her father.
ChristianToday.com reports that the 22-year-old woman whose name has not been revealed, said she was attacked by three Muslim men who were seeking vengeance against her because she told authorities that their sheikh, along with two other men, killed her father for questioning the Muslim faith.
The woman was reportedly beaten, raped, and later found unconscious in a pool of blood.
"We shall kill you today because you are the one who made our sheikh to be imprisoned," one of the men said to her, she told Morning Star News while in the hospital recovering.
The woman also said that she was present at the time her father was killed, and was thus able to identity one of the killers as the sheikh.
"I was able to identify the sheikh because we are neighbours, and my father had been questioning him about the Islamic faith not leading one to salvation with God," she said.
"The sheikh had said to him, 'You have no respect of our religion, and we have come for your life today.' They started strangling my father as well as hitting him on the head with a big stick. When my father fell down, I managed to escape through the window."
Sheikh Musana Ibrahim has been detained by authorities, but the other men were released after the woman was unable to identify them.
The woman is currently being cared for by a church elder. She remains in serious condition.
Publication date: May 3, 2016
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