Christian girl forced to live with Muslim foster families

A Christian girl has been forced to live with Muslim foster families in England.
A Christian girl has been forced to live with Muslim foster families in England. Photo credit: Getty

A five-year-old Christian girl has been reportedly encouraged to learn Arabic after being forced to live in Muslim foster homes in England.

The English speaking girl has been forced to live in two different Muslim foster homes in the past six months in east London.

The girl has been left severely upset by the experience, begging social workers to not send her back to the homes because "they don't speak English".

She was reportedly told to remove her Christian cross necklace and stopped from eating carbonara because it contained bacon.

In each of the two homes the mothers wore full face covers, one of them wore a burka and the other wore a niqab.

Local authorities are supposed to consider race, religion and culture when placing them in foster homes, the move has left her mother horrified.

A friend of the family told The Times, "This is a five-year-old white girl. She was born in this country, speaks English as her first language, loves football, holds a British passport and was christened in a church."

"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."

An inspection earlier in the year found the council's children services to be inadequate and one that had an "entrenched culture of non-compliance with basic social work standards".