Umar Mulinde. (photo credit:Courtesy)
Ugandan pastor Umar Mulinde, a Christian convert from Islam, said growing up, he constantly heard “Jews are the most hated people by God.”
He had no relationship with Jews, and “did not even know where Israel was on a map,” but he was taught to hate it.
Muslim hate is mainly religiously based and when he became a Christian, all of a sudden the preachers were “talking about love, and a lot about Israel,” Mulinde said, in an interview in his most recent visit for treatment after an acid attack threatened his life and severely damaged his face.
“It is part of the Islamic mind, and the Western mind refuses to accept the reality of Islamic ideology,” he said.
On December 24, 2011, Muslims in Uganda threw acid on him and severely burned his face, neck and back. He was transported to Sheba Medical Center for treatment with the help of Israeli friends, and has been returning for treatment.