Not in Pakistan…but in the Pakistani Muslim diaspora known as England. Source: Muslim thugs force a father who converted from Islam to Christianity to flee home | Daily Mail Online
A man has been forced to flee his home for the second time amid fears for his safety after suffering ‘seven years of persecution’ for converting from Islam to Christianity.
Dad-of-six Nissar Hussain, who appeared in a 2008 Channel 4 TV documentary about mistreatment of Muslim converts, was hospitalised last year after a brutal attack caught on CCTV in November.
Two hooded men, one armed with a pick-axe handle, assaulted him – leaving him with a smashed kneecap and a broken hand.
The 50-year-old and his family had been planning to leave their home in Bradford, West Yorks., for the past year, but this week armed police arrived and moved them to a safe place.
Mr Hussain said the culmination of the ‘extreme persecution’ had devastated his family and the dramatic arrival of armed police was a complete surprise.
He said: ‘My family are distraught and extremely traumatised to be leaving.
‘But when your life is at stake there is no other choice.’
Mr Hussain converted to Christianity 20 years ago, but says in recent years he has been subjected to harassment and violence by sections of the Islamic community, particularly after the documentary aired.
He said: ‘This extreme persecution by certain people in the Muslim community because we are converts has broken us as a family.
The younger children from both families attended the local Church of England primary school, where a majority of pupils were Muslims of Pakistani heritage, but car sharing trips were soon stopped by the other family.
Mr Hussain said ‘word was spread around the playground’ about them being Christian converts and their youngest daughter was bullied.
Youngest daughter Leena was told by her friends ‘our parents say we mustn’t mix with you because you are a convert.’ Mr Hussain said: ‘She was heartbroken and made to feel like a second class citizen.’
The family were denounced as ‘apostates’ – a term used for those who renounce a religion for another – which in some hardline Islamic countries is punishable with death.
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