A Bradford man attacked and threatened after his family converted from Islam to Christianity was told by police to "stop being a crusader", a report has revealed.That's encouraging--threats like that are rarely carried out. So just how often qualifies as rarely? Funny you should ask...
Nissar Hussein, 43, claims a West Yorkshire Police officer made the comment after he reported a threat to burn down his house if he did not repent and return to Islam.
The claims are made in a new report by Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) into the abuses suffered by apostates - those who convert from Islam to another religion.
The No Place To Call Home report, by commentator and apostate Ziya Meral, states that apostates "are subject to gross and wide-ranging human rights abuses", including extra-judicial killings by state-related agents or mobs, honour killings by family members, lack of access to services and day-to-day discrimination.
In October 2001, a young man threatened to burn down their house if Mr Hussein did not repent and return to Islam.
Mr Hussein told CSW that he reported this to police but was told by an officer that such threats are rarely carried out and to "stop being a crusader and move to another place".
A few days later, the couple and their five children, all aged under 10, were woken in the middle of the night to find an unoccupied house next door was on fire. The attacks on the family's house and car continued until July 2006, when they moved to another part of the city.Aggravating Islamists never is, you know.
Mr Hussein said he felt the police had wilfully failed to arrest and charge the attackers, saying it was "not in the public interest".
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