A five-year-old Christian girl who was forcibly removed from her own family and then placed with strict Muslim foster parents has been returned to her family after a judge intervened in the case.
As was reported over the last few days, after Tower Hamlets Council managed to get her placed into care with the Muslim family, the little girl had her crucifix removed and she was also not allowed to eat carbonara as it contained bacon – a food that is prohibited in Islam.
Muslim Judge Khatun Sapnara intervened in the case, and according to The Sun:
The Times reports Judge Khatun Sapnara ruled it was in the child’s best interests to live with a family member who will meet her needs “in terms of ethnicity, culture and religion”.
She also ordered Tower Hamlets council in East London to conduct an urgent investigation into the case, which she called “very concerning” and a matter of legitimate public interest.
After the hearing at East London family court, the girl’s relatives were said to be hugely relieved to have her back with them.
Yesterday it was revealed she begged not to go back to the home because “they don’t speak English” according local authority reports seen by The Times.
The whole sounds like complete and utter lunacy from this London-based council who constantly make a lot of noise about multiculturalism and such.
In a statement, the council said:
We are unable to comment on individual cases or those that are subject to court proceedings.
“Tower Hamlets Council’s fostering service provides a loving and stable home for hundreds of children every year, and in every case, we give absolute consideration to our children’s background and to their cultural identity.
“All our foster carers receive training and support from the council to ensure they are fully qualified to meet the needs of the children in their care.”
The fact that the girl’s foster family couldn’t speak English properly should have rung alarm bells from the very start, and we can’t even begin to imagine how terrifying that must have been for her.
For an English-speaking girl to be placed with a family in England that don’t speak English, Muslim or otherwise, must have been a scary experience for her and we hope that she gets the care that she needs moving forward with her relatives.