David Omara, 64, the pastor of Christian Church Center in northern Uganda was killed on Saturday by Muslim extremists. The murder came after Omara compared Christianity and Islam in a radio broadcast.
"Immediately after his preaching, someone telephoned my father appreciating his presentation. He then requested him to meet somewhere with some of his friends," said Omara's son, Simon Okut. "We left the radio station. As we arrived at the said place, there came out of the bush six people dressed in Islamic attire, and they started strangling and beating my father with blunt objects."
Okut said that as the assailants beat his father, one of them said: "This man ought to die for using the Koran and saying Allah is not God but an evil god collaborating with satanic powers."
"As they were hitting my father with blunt objects and strangling him, I fled to save my life. Two attackers ran after me but could not get hold of me," Okut said. "...My mother wept and fainted and collapsed with deep groaning and is admitted in the hospital."
Okut's mother is being treated for shock, which rendered her unconscious. After electroconvulsive therapy involving stimulation of the brain, she still does not recognize people, Okut said.
The killing of Omara was the latest of many instances of persecution of Christians in Uganda.