Not that we didn’t already know that Islam and Christianity don’t mix, but here is yet another example. These Muslim in-laws took it upon themselves to enforce the rules of Ramadan with this young mother and their granddaughter.
Nabirye’s mother-in-law noticed that she was eating during the daytime fast when her conversation with the girl didn’t go the way she’d hoped, she took matters into her own hands.
“My mother-in-law questioned me for eating food with my baby during Ramadan, and I told her that the baby was unwell and needs breast-feeding,” Nabirye told Morning Star News.
Islam does not require non-Muslims, young children or those who are ill to fast during Ramadan, but Nabirye’s mother-in-law, Nubu Kiiza, informed her son, Nabirye’s 30-year-old Muslim husband Ayubu Meddie Kamwa, that she was failing to observe Ramadan.
The following day, on the morning of June 17, Kiiza visited Nabirye.
“She brought some herbs for my baby, Saidha Namwase, which I gave her,” Nabirye said. “After three hours, the condition of the baby worsened, and I rushed her to Iganga Hospital, but she was pronounced dead on arrival at 4 p.m.”
A doctor immediately took several tests and found the baby had been poisoned, Nabirye said.
Nabirye’s husband, Kamwa, sent relatives to the hospital to retrieve the body for burial. They returned with the infant’s body at 7 p.m. and wanted to bury it immediately in accordance with Islamic custom, but Nabirye protested because she wanted her relatives to be present for the burial, she said.
Her husband and mother-in law were furious with her for refusing to bury the body immediately, and they along with other relatives started berating her and calling her an infidel and pagan, Nabirye said.
Nabirye’s mother and siblings, all Christians, arrived later that night. Their in-laws served them a tea that included chloroform, which caused them to fall asleep, Nabirye said. When they awoke the next morning, Nabirye’s sister discovered the baby’s body was missing, and a frantic search ensued.
Nabirye’s husband, mother-in-law, father-in-law, and an imam, Alamzan Waiswa, called Nabirye an infidel for refusing to immediately bury the baby’s body, and they started beating her, her mother and sister for disrespecting Ramadan, she said. The Muslim in-laws told them to leave, but when they refused to go, the beating continued, Nabirye said.
Neighbors intervened and stopped the attack, and officers soon arrived from Nakabugu police station.
“Nabirye had a deep cut on her face and an injured right hand, while her relatives had light injuries on the face, hands and back,” said a source who met her at the police station.
Sympathetic police and neighbors searched for the infant’s body without success. The husband and his family were arrested for the incident, but, what I want to know is how this father could care less that his baby girl was just murdered by his mother?! Every family has their problems but this is beyond the scope of a fixable problem, these people are nut jobs!
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