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Topic - Umar Mulinde
A Pentecostal preacher who has converted thousands of Muslims to Christianity was disfigured when men shouting "God is great" in Arabic threw acid in his face in a Christmas Eve attack that has stoked religious tensions here.
Christians call a proposed religious law a sly attempt to favor Muslims in this predominantly Christian country and warn that it could promote Islamic fundamentalism. Muslims say the reaction to the bill just shows Islamophobia.
He insisted that most Muslims in Uganda are tolerant of religious conversions, unlike Muslims in many Islamic countries where converts face death sentences.
"I have been conducting a peaceful evangelism campaign."