Hassan Muwanguzi, director of the Hope of Glory International Nursery and Primary School in Uganda, was assaulted earlier this month by a radical Muslim shouting "Allah Akbar" who had infiltrated the school disguised as a teacher.
The Christian elementary school is located in the village of Kabuna, Budaka District in the African nation. It teaches a biblical worldview to its students, many whom are terrified to return to the school following the assault perpetrated by former employee Mugooda Siraji, known at the time as Simon Siraji, according to a Morning Star News report.
The school board told the press that Siraji was asked to take a leave of absence when it was revealed he had used a false name to get hired and was teaching the children about Islam and openly saying that Allah is the one true god. He returned to the school a few days later on Saturday, November 4, and attacked Muwanguzi with a blunt object while yelling, “Allah Akbar!”
Head teacher Eric Kakonge explained, “Muwanguzi suffered face and right hand injuries, with serious bleeding from the face.”
Siraji fled when other teachers arrived to help Muwanguzi, and the school immediately alerted the local police of the assault.
Muwanguzi was questioned by the authorities and admitted to the hospital. He was released two days later, but is still in recovery from the injuries he sustained.
The police have opened an investigation into Siraji and are seeking to charge him for the assault.
Kakonge said that he believes the infiltration and assault was prompted by Muslim extremists living in the area who are trying to close down the Christian school.
“The Muslims have complained that the school every evening makes noise in praising, worshiping and praying,” he told Morning Star News. “We need prayers at this trying moment for quick recovery for our school director, and that this criminal act will be brought to book.”