Christian 5-year-old girl was forced to live in Muslim foster homes where nobody spoke English and her care taker took away her Christian cross and encouraged her to learn Arabic, according to the Times Report on Mondays.
The Times report declared that the girl, who just communicates in English, was asked to learn Arabic by one of the families who were keeping an eye on her. It said that the girl asked social organizations to not send her back to the family as they “don’t communicate in English”.
The kid, at time “very distressed”, guaranteed that one foster carer removed her neckband which had a Christian cross. She was additionally not permitted to eat the food given by her mom as it contained “haram” fixings, the report said.
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. The child, who is a native English speaker, spent the past six months in two Muslim households after being placed into foster care in Tower Hamlets, east London.
Local authority reports describe how the little girl sobbed and begged not to be returned to her niqab-wearing carer’s home, telling a social worker: ‘They don’t speak English’.
The two placements were made by the scandal-hit Tower Hamlets borough council against the wishes of the girl’s family.
Local authorities are required to give due importance to a child’s religion, racial origin and cultural and linguistic background’ when placing them into a foster home.
According to The Times Her mom offered to send her over from a home visit with her most loved meal- Spaghetti Carbonara but the girl said it was prohibited on the grounds that it contained bacon – which Muslims don’t eat. Furthermore, more as of late the girl revealed to her that ‘Christmas and Easter are stupid’ and that ‘European ladies are stupid and alcoholic’,
The reports detail how the child was ‘very distressed’ and claimed the foster carer had removed her Christian cross and encouraged her to learn Arabic.
‘She’s already suffered the huge trauma of being forcibly separated from her family. She needs surroundings in which she’ll feel secure. Instead, she’s trapped in a world where everything feels foreign and unfamiliar. That’s really scary for a young child.’
The Department for Education stated: When placing a child in a foster home, the local authority must ensure that the placement is the most appropriate way to support [the child’s] welfare. A child’s background is an important consideration in this decision.’
A council spokesman said: ‘We are unable to comment on individual cases. In every case, we give absolute consideration to our children’s background and to their cultural identity. All our foster carers receive training to ensure they are fully qualified to meet the needs of children in their care.’
It’s not the first time through Tower Hamlets has been involved in scandal. In 2014, a leaked government report suggested the mayor Lutfur Rahman had links to Islamic extremist groups, including one seeking to set up a Sharia state in Europe.
In 2011, it was reported a 31-year-old Asian woman who worked in a local chemist’s had received death threats for refusing to wear a veil, even though she was not a practising Muslim.