Source of persecution: Islamic extremism
Although Uganda has an 85 per cent Christian majority, Muslims are spread over the whole country. They live in pockets, and in these areas extremists present a serious threat to the church. Local authorities ass pressure by not assisitng Christians properly, barring them from public office or denying them promotion. There has been a strong push by Muslim leaders to ensure that the majority of lawyers in Uganda are Muslims and have entrenched Islamic family courts (kadhi courts) in the constitution.
- For Muslim-background believers who are most pressurised in Muslim-majority areas
- For the future: the increase in Muslim youth receiving radical teachings is an indicator that in the next five to ten years Christians may face severe persecution
- That Open Doors’ leadership training seminars will strengthen the church.