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Uganda: acid attack against Protestant leader, a convert from Islam

December 29, 2011

Umar Mulinde, a Protestant leader and former sheik who converted to Christianity from Islam, suffered severe burns following a Christmas Eve acid attack near Kampala, Uganda’s capital.

“I heard [a man] say in a loud voice, ‘Pastor, pastor,’ and as I made a turn and looked at him, he poured the liquid onto my face as others poured more liquid on my back and then fled away shouting, ‘Allahu akbar’ [Allah is greater],’” Mulinde recounted.

The nation of 34.6 million is 44% Catholic, according to Vatican statistics; an estimated 42% of Ugandans are Protestant, and 12% are Muslim.


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