Monday, December 26, 2011

Ugandan minister blinded by acid

The religion of peace loves to use acid as a means of punishment and attack.  This pastor, born into a Muslim family and who's father was an imam, has been getting threats for a long time, but never took them seriously, until now.  He is permanently disfigured now, marked for life by Islam as someone who deserves to die.


From New Vision December 26 by Taddeo Bwambale and Nicholas Kajoba

 Suspect in Pastor Mulinde acid attack arrested
Pastor Mulinde and his wife after the attack                                                   PHOTO:Nicholas Kajoba

Three days after a suspected acid attack on Pastor Umar Mulinde of Gospel Life Church, Police has arrested one person in connection with the incident.
Addressing a press briefing on Monday, Police spokesperson, Asuman Mugenyi said one person had been arrested but declined to disclose the details. He confirmed that acid was used in the attack and said the police was carrying out investigations to establish the motive of the attackers.
Unknown people attacked Mulinde on Christmas Eve at about 9:00pm shortly after he returned from a church crusade. The attackers poured acid on him, leaving his face partly disfigured and his right eye is blinded.
His face, neck and arms are covered with deep black scars and his lips are swollen.
Narrating his ordeal to journalists at International Hospital, Kampala (IHK) , Mulinde said he was attacked by unidentified men whose target was to kill him.

“I was attacked by a man who claimed to be a Christian. He called out to me shouting, “pastor, pastor’ and as I turned to see who he was, he poured acid which burnt part of my face,” he said.
“As I turned away from the attacker, another man poured the liquid on my back and ran away shouting ‘Allah Akbar (God is great).”
Pastor Mulinde said he caught a glimpse of the attackers but could not disclose the details as this would jeopardise investigations. He blamed the attack to some people who are opposed to his conversion from the Islamic faith to Christianity. 

As Muhammad said, "Whoever changes their religion, then kill him."

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