Nissan Hussain, 50, who took part in a Channel 4 documentary about the mistreatment of Muslim converts, suffered a brutal assault last year by two men.
Mr Hussain suffered a smashed kneecap and a broken hand in the attack which was captured on CCTV.
The father-of-six, who converted to Christianity 20 years ago, had been planning on leaving his home town of Bradford in west Yorkshire but armed police arrived on November, 3 as Mr Hussain had already started packing the family’s possessions, and moved him to a safe place.
Mr Hussain said he has suffered “extreme persecution” recently, especially after the C4 programme had aired, but added the arrival of armed police had been a complete surprise.
He briefly returned the following day, once again with armed protection, to collect more items.
He said: "The armed police arrived at about 3pm on Thursday.
"I had been loading a van up with our belongings for eight hours, having to stealthily check no-one could see what I was doing, before they arrived.
"It took me completely by surprise, but their [the police] professionalism was deeply reassuring, and they escorted my family and I to a safe haven outside Yorkshire."
He continued: "My family are distraught and extremely traumatised to be leaving.
"But when your life is at stake there is no other choice.
"This extreme persecution by certain people in the Muslim community because we are converts has broken us as a family,” Hussain added.
“We are fragmented and I do not know how we will recover from this. We haven't functioned properly for years."
Mr Hussain, who had previously worked as a nurse before having to leave his job due to post-traumatic stress disorder, said his six children, who ranged in age from eight to 24, and his wife would not see his friends again.
A spokesman for the West Yorkshire Police confirmed that officers had been working with the family and added hate crime would not be tolerated.
He said: “Our priority has always been to work effectively with our partners to minimise the risk to Mr Hussain and ensure that we maximise opportunities to put control measures in place to safeguard him, his family and consider any wider impact upon the communities across West Yorkshire.
"We are disappointed that Mr Hussain and his family have decided to leave Bradford, particularly as police and partners have been working together for some time to try and resolve the situation to the benefit of all parties concerned."
He added that an investigation is continuing.
The spokesman continued: "Police and partners would like to stress that there are a number of other people living in the Bradford district who have not experienced any issues based on their faith, conversion to another faith or choosing not to have a faith.
"West Yorkshire Police treat incidents of hate crime extremely seriously and will always put the needs of the victim at the heart of the investigation and strive to provide the desired outcome for the victim.
“Under no circumstances will hate crime be tolerated."
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Christian who converted from Islam is forced to flee his home--in Bradford, England--under police guard
There's a reason the English city of Bradford is now commonly referred to as "Bradistan." Submitted for your approval, the following item, especially for those who approve of multiculturalism or think that God is bringing Muslims to Western countries--as reported by Jon Rogers of the London Daily Express, November 6, 2016: