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British Girl Forced to Live with Muslims Can Rejoin Family

08-29-2017
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A five-year-old British Christian girl, who was forced to live with a fundamentalist Muslim foster family, will be sent to live with her grandmother after a judges ruling.
 
The girl was was allegedly placed with the Muslim family by social workers in the London borough of Tower Hamlets. 
 
The Muslim foster family reportedly removed the child's crucifix necklace when she arrived.
 
The women also wore full-face veils in the girl's presence, spoke in Arabic and banned her from eating pork.
 
The child was also expected to eat meals on the floor.
 
The parents of the girl complained that officials ignored their plea to allow the child to live with her own family and relatives.
 
An investigation by the London Times found that the girl's family had begged officials from Tower Hamlets to move the girl, who was reported to have become very distraught by the situation.
 
The Times reports Tower Hamlets officials even opposed attempts to place the girl in her grandmother's care.
 
One city employee who supervised meetings between the girl and her family wrote that she was "very emotional and tearful".
 
She also told her mother Arabic words she said she was told she must say in order to go to heaven.
 
A Tower Hamlets spokesman told the Times the borough gives "absolute consideration to our children's background and their cultural identity".
 
Tower Hamlets has a large number of Muslim residents.
 
In 2015, the borough's elected Muslim mayor, Lutfur Rahman, was removed from office after he was found guilty of of corrupt and illegal practices.
 

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