Former Muslim Extremist in Uganda Flees Wrath of Ex-Colleagues
By Compass Direct News NAIROBI, Kenya – A former member of a Muslim extremist group in Uganda who converted to Christianity is in hiding in Kenya, his movements severely restricted following threats to kill him.
Hassan Sharif Lubenga, 54, was a sheikh and member of the Buk Haram, a violent group of Islamists whose name suggests the Bible is corrupt and therefore forbidden. Lubenga fled to Kenya but heard there was still a plot to kill him.
One of his wives poisoned him and left him unconscious.
"All my family members have deserted me," he said by telephone. "The Muslims are looking to kill me. I need protection and help."
They then kidnapped me and blindfolded me for three days, coupled with beatings. They demanded I deny Jesus as the Son of God.
When he told his father he had become a Christian, his father was crestfallen; he later committed suicide, leaving a letter that read, "I have decided to kill myself because my son became a Christian" and urged all family members to curse him.
Two of his wives had left him in 2007; one has decided to stay with him, and he has been sharing his faith with her. The fourth wife, whom he married five years ago, is a Christian who has also received death threats; six months pregnant, she has fled to an undisclosed location.