Post link 03 October 2015, 19:17
Family claim they are being driven out of their home after converting from Islam to Christianity

13:23, 3 OCT 2015 BY LAURA CONNOR

The Hussain family say this is the second time they have been targeted and now hope to move out of their home city of Bradford
Nissar Hussain and his family have been the victims of repeated hate crimes since his, and his family's, conversion to Christianity

A family who converted from Islam to Christianity say they are being driven out of their home for the SECOND TIME by neighbours who accuse them of blasphemy.

Nissar Hussain, his wife Kubra and their six children claim they have become "prisoners in their own home" as neighbours attack them in the street, smash their car windscreens and throw eggs at their windows.

"Our lives have been sabotaged and this shouldn't happen in the United Kingdom," Nissar said.
Ordeal: Nissar spent the night in a police cell after protecting his wife over an alleged attack

"We live in a free democratic society and what they are doing to us is abhorrent."

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The family claim their neighbours are targeting them because the family decided to convert to Christianity.

Their children attend the local Church of England primary school, where the majority of pupils are Muslims of Pakistani heritage.

Nissar, 49 – who had to give up his career as a nurse due to the ordeal's effect on his health – said "word was spread around the playground" about the family being Christian converts and their youngest daughter was bullied.
Nissar Hussain, 49, with his children, Anniesa, 21, Miriam, 17, Leena, 14, Isaaq, 7, Sarah, 19, and wife Kubra, 45, pictured at their home in Bradford, West Yorkshire

Leena, 14, said her friends told her: "Our parents say we mustn't mix with you because you are a convert."

Nissar said the experience left her "heartbroken" and made her "feel like a second class citizen".

This is the second time the family claim to have been targeted.

Nissar ended up spending 12 hours in police cells earlier this year after getting into a scrap with a man he claims "threatened and confronted" his wife.

One of his neighbours was convicted at Bradford Crown Court of a public order offence after one of Hussain's children recorded him making threats in the street.

But Nissar thinks more must be done for police to recognise the issue as a religious hate crime .

He says he has paid out £5,000 over the past year after his car windscreen was smashed six times.

The family are now looking lo leave their family home city of Bradford.
Desperate: Nissar and Kubra now feel they have no option but to leave their home

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "We are aware of an ongoing matter involving Mr Hussain and are working closely with partners to resolve this situation.

"All reports of crime are taken seriously and are investigated thoroughly.'

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