. . . is definitely dangerous to your health
If the Bishop is to be believed - and knowing what I know about him and judging by his response to my enquiry I certainly will give him the benefit of the doubt - there is much more to this story than is being shared in the video below. Please join with me in praying that Mr Hussain and his family would be free both from persecution for his faith and from other inhibiting facets of his experience that are not permitting him to enjoy the full freedom for which Christ has set him free. Pray also for wisdom for church leadership in appropriately assisting all involved. Thank you.
Below is a half hour talk by a Birmingham Muslim chap who converted to Christianity. Unfortunately the recording is not the best and takes a degree of concentration to follow some times, but it is one of those first-hand accounts that carries an enormous amount of weight.
This man in his 50's was raised as a Madrassa educated Muslim and explains some of what that involved. Later in life he converted to Christ. That's when the real fun started. The appalling, violent responses from his Pakistani Muslim community are of course, no longer shocking to those of us who have been paying attention to the plight of converts, however, listening to this I would say that you will be genuinely shocked by a) the response of the Police; b) the response of politicians; and c) most tragically for me, the response from the Anglican church including through his personal interaction with the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Bradford's current Anglican Bishop Toby Howarth is himself a fine scholar of Shi'a Islam and I would be greatly surprised if it turns out that he has failed this family of Christian converts as is described here. If that has been the case then I eagerly expect and hope that this will be quickly remedied - I know he's better than that. Perhaps I'll drop him an email and see what he says. Watch this space.
As well as a peek into the past insofar as his treatment corresponds perfectly with historic Islamic doctrine - except in that he did manage to escape the Sharia mandated mandatory death sentence, so I suppose those Muslims who merely beat him & terrorised his family were moderates - it also gives us a window into contemporary Britain and a view to New Zealand's future.
We still live in a free society. What are we going to do for such people?
The Plight of a Muslim Convert to Christianity Who Lives Under Sharia in Britain
From the Gates of Vienna.
Nissar Hussain is a British-born man of Pakistani heritage who is not just an apostate from Islam, but also a convert to Christianity. I don’t know which Muslims hate more, one of their fellows who converts to another religion, or one who becomes an atheist. But judging by the way they treated Mr. Hussain, they have a great deal of antipathy towards Christian converts.
In 2015 Nissar Hussain was badly beaten by Muslims on the street in front of his house. A year later he and his family were forced to leave Bradford — a.k.a. Islamabad West — because the police could no longer protect them. To add insult to injury, he took his case to three successive bishops of the Church of England — who swore an oath before God to care for members of their flock — and was brushed off. Even the Archbishop of Canterbury showed antipathy towards Mr. Hussain, presumably because the convert’s plight was an inconvenient interference with Christian establishment’s worship of their new golden calf: Ecumenism.
Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for improving the audio in this video.