A young bride in Uganda was beaten unconscious for attending a church service. Fatuma Baluka, 21, the daughter of an Islamic leader in a predominantly Muslim village, was attacked by her husband when she arrived home from the service.
“My husband shouted at me that I was an ‘infidel,’ and then and there started hitting me with a metallic object,” Baluka told Morning Star News. “I fell down, only to find myself in a hospital bed.”
Baluka’s neighbors rescued her from the attack, which left her head and leg bleeding and rendered her unconscious.
“I have become an enemy to my husband, and my parents will not receive me either just for attending the church,” she said. “I feel disowned and helpless.”
While Uganda’s population is 85 percent Christian, 11 percent are Muslims, with some eastern areas Muslim majority. Christians in those areas report being the brunt of numerous attacks, even though the constitution of Uganda provides for religious freedom.