Thursday, 6 December 2007

Imam's daughter in hiding after her conversion to Christianity sparked death threats

The daughter of a British imam is under police protection after she received death threats from her family for converting to Christianity.

Hannah, 32, whose father is a Muslim imam in Lancashire, has moved house 45 times to escape detection by her family since she became a Christian 15 years ago.

Hannah, who uses a pseudonym to hide her identity, told The Times newspaper that she fled her family home aged 16 to avoid being forced into an arranged marriage. She then chose to convert to Christianity.

The threats against her became more serious a month ago, prompting police to offer her protection in case an attempt is made on her life. Read more
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