23 November 2015
Nissar Hussain conversion attack
Comment on the brutal attack of father-of-six Nissar Hussain as a result of his conversion from Islam to Christianity.
Dave Landrum, director of advocacy for the Evangelical Alliance, said: "The horrific attack on Nissar Hussain is unacceptable. The hallmark of any free society is for an individual to be able to choose their religion.
"We would urge the government and our legal system to act decisively in defending our fundamental freedoms. If we fail to value this human right, all our other liberties will be devalued."
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