19 November 2015

Moment dad is attacked with pickaxe ‘for converting from Islam to Christianity’

A dad-of-six believes he was the subject of a brutal, unprovoked attack because he converted from Islam to Christianity.

The assault, which saw Bradford man Nissar Hussain repeatedly beaten with a pickaxe handle by hooded thugs, was caught on camera.

Hussain, 49, who suffered a shattered knee cap and a broken hand, is currently recovering in hospital.

His attackers were both wearing hooded tops and tracksuit bottoms and only stopped attacking him when neighbours heard the commotion and chased them off.

Trained nurse Hussain says he’s been living in fear for years, and thinks he was the victim of a calculated religious hate crime.

It’s not the first time Hussain and his family have been targeted. They have been attacked in the street, had eggs thrown at their house and had their car windows smashed. [Metro.co.uk] Read more