A Christian girl forced to live with Muslim foster carers was last night returned to her family after a judge slapped down the disgusting decision of a far-left council to ignore the girl’s legal right to be with her own kind.
It follows a national outcry over Tower Hamlets council’s decision to place the five-year-old in two Muslim households – against the wishes of her family.
The girl was taken to her grandmother’s house yesterday after a judge urged councils to seek ‘culturally matched placements’ for vulnerable children.
Judge Khatun Sapnara, a Muslim, told the council it was in the girl’s best interests to live with a family member who could keep her safe, promote her welfare and meet her needs ‘in terms of ethnicity, culture and religion’, The Times reports.
The judge even went as far as to order the East London council to conduct an urgent investigation.
Friends of the girl’s family told the newspaper they were hugely relieved by the decision to remove her from placements where everything was ‘foreign and unfamiliar’ into surroundings where she would feel ‘much more at home’.
The girl’s parents were said to have pleaded with the scandal-hit council to allow the child to live with friends or relatives, but officials had opposed their plans to place her into the temporary care of her grandmother.
The little girl begged not to be returned to a Muslim foster home where she said she could not understand her carers because they did not speak English.
Friends of the child’s family said she spoke English as her first language, had a UK passport and had been christened. But during an access visit she was said to have told her mother that ‘Christmas and Easter are stupid’ and ‘European women are stupid and alcoholic’, prompting questions over Islamist bigotry in at least one of her foster homes.