Police foil Christian, Muslim bloody fight

A policeman engages a group of Chrsitian and Muslim fanatics at the venue.Photo by Yazid Yolisigira

IGANGA- A group on Muslims have attacked Christians preachers, accusing them of “despising Islamic teachings at their crusade”.

The crusade that was presided over by Pastor Moses Saku, was organised by the Bible Evangelism Ministry, at Kigobero Grounds in Iganga Town.

It degenerated into chaos when a group of Muslims said the Born Again preachers were using the platform to ‘demoralise Islam’.

Pastor Saku, the Muslims alleged, told his congregation that ‘Christianity was far better than Islam’, to the irritation of some Muslims who were in attendance.

This prompted Police from Iganga Central Police Station to intervene.

Mr Ayub Waiswa, one of the Muslims, said they had from the onset of the crusade, warned the Christian preachers against making provocative statements.

Mr Swaibu Malinzi, another Muslim, said since the preachers had ‘waged a war on Muslims’, they had also been forced to declare a Jihad against them.

The preachers, however, dismissed the allegations as untrue and accused their Muslim counterparts of gagging them from telling people the ‘truth’.

“We have never abused Muslims or Allah but it seems they [Muslims] are concerned by the way we were highlighting the contradictions in the Koran,” Pastor Saku said.

Pastor Andrew Bogere, expressed their resolve to continue highlighting the contradictions in the Koran.

He said: “Muslims will not stop us from spreading the gospel. We are here for the truth and we shall not be stopped.”

At the height of their eminent confrontation, police suspended the crusade and invited both parties for a meeting to forge a way forward.

Mr James Mubi, the Busoga East region police Spokesman, declined to comment on the matter and referred this reporter to Mr Nasibu Ndita, the Iganga District Police Commander (DPC) who also failed to comment.



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