An Asian family who converted to Christianity claim they are being driven out of their home for the second time by Muslim persecutors.
Nissar Hussain, his wife Kubra and their six children said they have suffered an appalling ordeal at the hands of neighbours who regard them as blasphemers.
They claim they are effectively prisoners in their own home after being attacked in the street, having their car windscreens repeatedly smashed and eggs thrown at their windows.
Mr Hussain, 49, has even given up his career as a nurse due to the effect on his health.
Police have been called numerous times to deal with the trouble but are said to be reluctant to treat the problem as a religious hate crime.
Only one successful prosecution has been made, and Mr Hussain said he feels so let down by police he has lodged a complaint with the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
He also criticised the Anglican Church for failing to provide any meaningful support.
Now the family are likely to move from their home city of Bradford to a ‘white English’ area to escape the hate campaign.
‘Our lives have been sabotaged and this shouldn’t happen in the United Kingdom,’ said Mr Hussain.
‘We live in a free democratic society and what they are doing to us is abhorrent.’
The family were denounced as ‘apostates’ – a term used for those who renounce a religion for another – which in some hardline Islamic countries is punishable with death.
Flashpoints include an incident in March this year when Mr Hussain ended up grappling with a man who ‘threatened and confronted’ his wife.
Police were called and Mr Hussain was arrested and spent 12 hours in police cells before being released without charge.
Over the last year, Mr Hussain has had his car windscreen smashed six times at a cost of £5,000. His eldest son, a final year medical student, has also had his windscreen smashed.