The paper said confidential local authority reports reveal a social services supervisor described the child as “sobbing and begging not to be returned to the foster carer’s home because “they don’t speak English” “.
A five-year-old Christian girl in London has reportedly been handed in the care of two different Muslim foster families in the last six months in spite of the girl’s family’s wishes, a report in The Times said on Monday.
A 5-year-old girl in the United Kingdom, a native English speaker, was placed in the foster care of Muslim families, where women wear “niqabs” and “burqas” to cover their faces, according to a report.
The reports, seen by The Times, detail how the child was “very distressed” and claimed the foster carer had removed her Christian cross and encouraged her to learn Arabic.
The girl is said to have told her mother that “Christmas and Easter are stupid” and that “European women are stupid and alcoholic”.
The foster family reportedly took away the girl’s cross and banned her from eating pork.
The Tower Hamlets authorities have been figures of controversy, however, since United Kingdom authorities removed former Tower Hamlets mayor, Lutfur Rahman, from office in 2015 after finding him guilty of illegal electoral practices, including religious intimidation of voters via local Imams.
According to local authorities, the placement of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets child should have been considered further with regard to “religious persuasion, racial origin, and culture and linguistic background”. “She was born in this country, speaks English as her first language, loves football, holds a British passport and was christened in a church”, a friend of the child’s biological family told The Times. She needs surroundings in which she’ll feel secure and loved.
‘Instead, she’s trapped in a world where everything feels foreign and unfamiliar. “That’s really scary for a young child”, they added.
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A council spokesman said: ‘We are unable to comment on individual cases.
As demonstrated by The Times, the girl placement was done by Tower Hamlets, who declined to give a remark on why she was put under care of a family so unique in relation to her.
As there is a longstanding shortage of foster carers from ethnic minority backgrounds, non-white children are frequently placed in the care of white British foster parents.
Both of her female carers covered their faces with Islamic veils when they accompanied the child out of the house, indicators of a Salafi-influenced, puritanical form of Islam.
It’s not the first time Tower Hamlets has been embroiled in scandal.