Dad-of-six who converted from Islam to Christianity attacked with pickaxe in brutal unprovoked assault

Dad-of-six Nissar Hussain says he has been leaving in fear for years since converting from Islam to Christianity.

CONVERT ATTACKED Capture

The 49-year-old is currently in Bradford Royal Infirmary following surgery after the unprovoked assault outside his home in Manningham

This is the shocking moment a man is brutally assaulted in what police are treating as a religious hate crime.

And dad-of-six Nissar Hussain says he has been living in fear for years since converting from Islam to Christianity.

The 49-year-old suffered a shattered knee cap and broken hand when two hooded thugs battered him with a pickaxe handle outside his home.

In the CCTV he can be seen being repeatedly hit with the weapon, punched and kicked by the attackers who leapt from a car as as he left his home in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

Mr Hussain converted to Christianity in 1996 and said problems started after he and his family appeared in a Channel 4 TV documentary about mistreatment of Muslim converts in 2008.

Mr Hussain, his wife Kubra, 45, and their six children – Issar, 23, Anniesa, 21, Sarah, 19, Miriam, 17, Leena, 14 and Isaaq, seven – then moved to the new home from another part of Bradford, claiming they were driven out by hardline Muslim residents.

Dad of 6 attacked with pickaxe

CCTV: Two men are accused of attacking the dad-of-six

Mr Hussain converted to Christianity in 1996 and said problems started after he and his family appeared in a Channel 4 TV documentary about mistreatment of Muslim converts in 2008.

Mr Hussain, his wife Kubra, 45, and their six children – Issar, 23, Anniesa, 21, Sarah, 19, Miriam, 17, Leena, 14 and Isaaq, seven – then moved to the new home from another part of Bradford, claiming they were driven out by hardline Muslim residents.

But since then UK born Mr Hussain, a trained nurse, says they have effectively become prisoners in their own home.

He said: “The Muslim community are largely decent people but because of the taboo of converting to Christianity we are classed by them as scum and second-class citizens.

Dad of 6 attacked with pickaxe

CCTV: Caught on camera one man has a pickaxe

“Over the years our lives have been subjugated and stripped of any dignity.

“Our lives have been jeopardised and subjugated, we have been forced to live under a climate of fear, this is not England.

“I grew up in in to a free decent country accepting British values and the British rule of law.”

Mr Hussain described his latest attack as he spoke from his hospital bed.

He said: “I took a couple of steps into the road and suddenly a car pulled up in an abrupt manner – two guys got out out and I immediately saw the pickaxe handle.

Dad of 6 attacked with pickaxe

CCTV: The dad-of-six covers his face

“They have gone to crack me on the head so naturally I lifted my arm up to protect myself and the blow has popped my hand.

“I started backpedaling and my heel caught the kerb, I then fell back and me head cracked off a low garden wall.

“That was it then it was a lame target. They started pummeling me with the pickaxe handle, raining blows on my upper body and then moving to my legs – it was then I felt my knee explode.

“Thankfully one of my neighbours came over and the thugs went on their way.

“The only thing was going though my mind was I need to stay alive, to protect my head, and to stay alive.”

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

West Yokshire Police has issued pictures of a car that was spotted in the area before the attack.

Dad of 6 attacked with pickaxe

Car: Police say this car was spotted in the area

Detective chief Inspector Terry Long, of Bradford District Police, said: “Our enquiries are continuing into this serious assault and we are working with Mr Hussain to address any safeguarding issues around him and his family.

“We are also asking for information about a red or maroon coloured saloon car which would have been seen in the Manningham area prior to this incident.

Dad of 6 attacked with pickaxe

CCTV: Can you help police identify this car?

“This could possibly have been an older shape Honda Civic or a Rover 400.

“Anyone with information about the vehicle or the suspects involved is asked to call Bradford District CID on 101.”

source : Daily Mirror

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