Fatuma Baluka was a Muslim who was recent married. Last week, she and a friend visited a Christian church for sunday services. After she came home and told her husband where she went, he started screaming at her and, picking up a metal object, beat her unconscious while shouting “Infidel!” over and over. He even continued to beat her after she was unconscious and the only reason why she survived was because her neighbors overheard his screaming and after seeing what he was doing intervened immediately:
A woman in the landlocked African nation of Uganda was beaten unconscious by her Muslim husband and hospitalized because she attended a church service and allegedly converted to Christianity.
Twenty-one-year-old Fatuma Baluka, who lives in Uganda’s eastern Budaka District, recently told the Christian persecution watchdog website Morning Star News that she was knocked unconscious and ferociously beaten by her husband, Hussein Kasolo, last Sunday after she attended a nearby Christian church with her friend.
“When I arrived home, my husband shouted at me as an ‘infidel,’ and then and there started hitting me with a metallic object,” Baluka said. “I fell down, only to find myself in a hospital bed.”
Fortunately for Baluka, who is the daughter of an Islamic leader in the predominantly Muslim village, her neighbors came to her rescue and stopped the husband from continuing to beat her. When the neighbors saw Baluka, she was bleeding badly from her head and leg.
“We found Baluka unconscious, and we were able to overpower the husband’s brutal attack,” the anonymous neighbor told Morning Star News.
The pastor of the unnamed church that Baluka and her friend attended told Morning Star News that Baluka is now becoming a Christian.
“She was among those who were prayed for in the church service, and on Thursday, she mentioned to me that the very Sunday when she was prayed for, she felt convicted in her heart that she was a sinful lady, and that immediately, a heavy burden rolled away,” the pastor said. “She is now being discipled to be rooted in the Christian faith.” (source)
Leaving Islam always has been very hard for anybody because when you leave the religion, per its own teachings you also lose your humanity. That is why it is so common with former Muslims, as with this women, that when a Muslim leaves Islam and in particular for any form of Christianity he will lose his friends, his family, his home, most of his former life, and sometimes even his own life. To become a Christian from a Muslim family is literally to abandon everything you ever knew and loved for the sake of embracing the truth. It is clear that the truth is worth all costs, but often times it is easy to forget how expensive that cost is and the consequences of following it.
This woman, Fatuma, not only learned this by experience, but she also still, in spite of everything chose to persist in following Christian truth even though it has since cost her everything. But as Sacred Scripture states:
“If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. “For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? (Matthew 16:24-26)
And that is a price worth paying.