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Threats, Expulsions for Christian Couple in Uganda

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by MaxShimba, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. MaxShimba

    MaxShimba JF-Expert Member

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    Hostilities evident in Muslim area where missionaries were slain.
    NAIROBI, Kenya, September 29 2009(CDN) — When a young Muslim woman in northern Uganda heard about Jesus in February 2005 and began having dreams about the cross of Christ, it marked the beginning of a nightmare.

    Between the dreams and otherwise sleepless nights, Aleti Samusa of Yumbe district soon converted to Christianity; her family immediately kicked her out of their home.

    Economically devastated and deprived of that which is most valued in the communal culture, Samusa sought refuge in a local church in Lotongo village. There she found the man she would marry later that year, David Edema, who was raised a Christian but who began sharing in the sufferings of a convert from Islam by virtue of becoming one flesh with one.

    His bride’s family did not attend the couple’s wedding, Edema told Compass, and it wasn’t long before her relatives threatened to break up their marriage. With Samusa’s family threatening to forcibly take her from Edema, the couple fled Lotongo village to Yumbe town. Their troubles had just begun.

    “The Muslims started sending people, saying that I am not wanted in Yumbe town and that I should leave the town,” Edema said.

    Most houses in Yumbe are owned by Muslims, he said, and since 2006 the couple has been forced to move from one rented house to another without notice.

    “The owner just wakes up one morning and gives us marching orders to vacate the house,” the 29-year-old Edema said. “Nowadays, the situation is getting worse. Muslims are openly saying even in their mosques that they plan to take unknown action against my family.”

    One potential danger amounts to a death threat against his wife, now 24.

    “The Muslims are saying that they are going to send some Jinns [evil spirits] to my wife because she forsook Islam, and that this spirit will kill her,” he said.

    Asked what steps he has taken in the face of these threats, Edema was resigned.

    “It will be pointless to take this matter to court, because the people who are to hear the case are Muslims,” he said. “I feel no justice will be done.”
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    Yaani, mhh, we acha tu hii dini,
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    Yaani hili dini ni la mashetani watupu. May GOD forbid. Hivi hayo wanayoyafanya kwa kiwango cha chuki ya kuua mtu wanafikiri wanamfanyia MUNGU wa kweli? La hasha bali baba yao ibilisi aliyejaa chuki na roho mbaya kiasi kile.
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    Kwa dini iliyoenezwa kwa upanga what do you expect? Km wana mwabudu mungu those djins( Majini) wanayosema watamtupia wanayatoa wapi? mnamkumbuka salman rushdie na kitabu chake cha satanic verses?
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    Sijui watajifunza lini ustaarabu hawa watu.