Light at the end of the tunnel: Hate crimes against UK based Pakistani Christian convert catch UK official’ attention

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UK-based Pakistani Christian convert, Nissar Hussain and British Pakistani Christian Association’ Wilson Chowdhry called at UK Home Office Head Quarter to meet with Karen Bradley Under Secretary of State for the Home Office. Karen Bradley was briefed about the plight of Nissar and his family ever since they had accepted Christianity.

Christian convert persecuted in UK

UK-based Pakistani Christian convert, Nissar Hussain and British Pakistani Christian Association’ Wilson Chowdhry called at UK Home Office Head Quarter to meet with Karen Bradley Under Secretary of State for the Home Office. Karen Bradley was briefed about the plight of Nissar and his family ever since they had accepted Christianity.

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During their meeting with Karen Bradley, both men brought the circumstances hovering over converts under discussion, especially when a person converts from Islam. Ms. Karen reiterated the British government’s pledge to deal with hate crimes ensuring these are done away with. She further inquired from the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Bradford, regarding Nissar Hussain’ case. She questioned Mark Bums-Williamson OBE why majority of violent incidents against him and his family were not recorded as crimes incited by hate.

The sufferer, Nissar Hussain who is a former Shiite Muslim and converted to Christianity along with his family has been targeted from his conversion. Despite several complaints his quandary has been overlooked by the officials. “Yes, they recorded the most brutal attack on me, which was actually attempted murder, as a religious hate crime, but only after the local media named it as such, but in all of the years beforehand, the police force have been downplaying our abuse as a ‘neighborly dispute.”

However, he has had a renewed hope after meeting with Ms. Karen, “Since the meeting with Karen Bradley and her intervention I am pleased to see a visible change in the pro-activeness of local Police and have met a local sergeant willing to cooperate with our family.”