Muslim Father Burns 9-Y-O Son for Converting to Christianity in Uganda
By Samuel Smith , CP Reporter June 27, 2016|4:47 pm A Muslim man in eastern Uganda tied his 9-year-old son to a tree and lit it on fire after his son converted to Christianity and refused to fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a Christian persecution watchdog group is reporting.
Morning Star News reports that 9-year-old Nassif Malagara, who lives in the Kamuli District of the Kisozi subcounty, was severely burned by his father, 36-year-old Abubakar Malagara, who caught him breaking the Ramadan fast after going two days without food on June 9.
Just four days earlier on June 5, the child decided to give his life to Christ after a neighbor took him to a church outside the village.
The church's pastor, who remained nameless for security reasons, told Morning Star News that the boy stayed after the service and told him that "he wanted to receive Jesus as his personal savior."
"I was a bit hesitant, but after his continuous press, I then prayed with him, and he left," the pastor explained. Following the experience at the church, the pastor said that the boy expressed to his father and stepmother, 35-year-old Madina Namwaje, that he no longer wanted to attend the madrassa (Islamic school) or take part in Muslim activities. The pastor added the father and stepfather became angry when they learned that the boy had converted to Christianity.