Christian assaulted by Muslims because he changed religion.Watch
Nissar Hussain, from Bradford, suffered a broken kneecap, a fractured forearm and a concussion in the attack on Tuesday.
"We are classed as blasphemers by some members of the Muslim community. They call scum and treat us as second-class citizens", he said.
Detective Inspector Andy Howard, of Bradford District CID, said initial investigations suggested is was a targeted attack and it is being treated as a religious hate crime.
- Illiberal logic
I think it's about context really, maybe the pickaxe was being used in some sort of peaceful farewell ritual and the guy accidentally swung it and hit the man...repeatedly...because it was dark.
breaking car windscreens is a charming ritual which originated in 8th century Baghdad when the great Abbassid caliph Abū al-ʿAbbās as-Saffāḥ shattered a mirror which one of his eunuchs held up to his face.
By the way this reminds me, just got back from Gambia, really nice place and amazing to see how positive everyone is when many live in poverty. It's a majority Muslim nation (85%) though you wouldn't know it, it's a shame some middle eastern nations can't use Gambia as an example of how to behave.
Anyhow a taxi driver was on about how everyone gets along and is equal, religions inter-marry, treat each other as just as important etc. So I ask him if a Christian girl marries a Muslim man must she become Christian? He says yes, and I ask the opposite, but can a Muslim women stay Muslim if she marries a Christian, he says generally it's much more likely she can, up to her.