Christian girl fostered in Muslim home can rejoin family, judge rules

A five-year-old girl who was placed in the foster care of two Muslim households has been reunited with her family after a court ruled she could live with her grandmother.

The child had been placed with a carer who allegedly wears a burka when accompanying her in public.

Crisis-ridden Tower Hamlets council in London had faced criticism after confidential local authority reports suggested one of the girl’s foster carers removed her Christian cross necklace and suggested she should learn Arabic.

At a family court hearing on Tuesday, a judge said it would be in the child’s best interests to let her live with a member of family who could meet her needs “in terms of ethnicity, culture and religion”, The Times reported.

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