A Christian apologist beaten unconscious by Islamic extremists after heated debate organized by local churches. He has spoken out after a near death experience.
Uganda is a county found in eastern Africa, west of Kenya. This country has respect for human rights and religious freedom. The law allows anyone to express his/her faith without any harassment. But in the case of Charles Kamya, it is a different story. News sighted on Morning Star has it that Charles Kamya, who is 43 old year’s evangelist nearby died after an attack from a group of Muslims.
Charles had an ambush attack on Saturday, Jan. 29. While driving for a debate about Christianity and Islam in Kampala —Uganda, a group of Islamic extremists beat him and left him unconscious.
This is one of the commonest challenges preachers face in various societies around the world. It’s nothing new. Because the Bible said by following Jesus Christ, you would be hated, beaten, imprisoned, killed, etc,
After being taken to the hospital and gaining consciousness, he recounted what happened to him on the way.
He said when he was about 300 meters from the debate ground in Bwaise area of Kampala —two men stopped his car. That is when the assault started.
Charles explained his situation:
“I stopped my car only to be ambushed by six other Muslims in Islamic attire who resurfaced from the bush at around midday,” Kamya told Morning Star News from his hospital bed.
He said one of the assailants told him, “You have been terrorizing our religion. Today Allah has called you, and you are going to meet him.”
“Some beat me badly while others cut me with some objects, and I lost a lot of blood as they pulled me out of my car and threw me out,” he said.
A blow to the head with an iron bar left him unconscious for about two hours, he said. A passerby found him in a pool of blood and called the police.
“They arrived immediately and saved my life,” Kamya said. “The attackers did not damage my car or take anything inside the car. They only wanted to destroy my life.”
Reports say Charles has been the main face of a recent debate about Christian-Muslim dialogue. Charles said, he became the main debater and a publication was made with his photo.
In a recent debate on Jan 24th, he had some confrontation with the opponents being Muslims.
“I used the Koran to show Muslims that from the beginning of the Earth to date, God wants all people to be saved including Muslims,” Kamya said. “I also discussed Surah 72 about the powers of evil jinn, and that they can be defeated by Issa [Jesus], and many Muslims converted to Christ. One sheikh wanted to grab the Koran from me, but I refused and left immediately.”
This did anger some group of people who decided to destroy his life. An undisclosed good Samaritan called in for help. He is now alive and hoping to get back home from the hospital.