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15 February 2009

Muslim girl in baptism row was fleeing an arranged marriage

000000000000000021.jpgThe foster mother struck off for allowing a Muslim girl to convert to Christianity took the child in after she was threatened with an arranged marriage.

The woman, a devout Christian, was asked to care for the teenager after the authorities learned of her abusive family background.

Her father beat her just for chatting to boys and warned he would haul her off to Pakistan to marry against her will, a friend claimed.

But council officials were angered when the girl chose to be baptised. They insist the foster mother failed in her duty to preserve the girl's original religion.

As a result, the girl was removed and the foster mother struck off the register last November, despite having worked with children for ten years with a perfect record.

Neither the carer, who has looked after more than 80 children, nor the girl, who is now 17, can be identified.

But a friend of the girl claimed yesterday:

'Her dad is a very strict Muslim who could get violent. One time he hit her with a belt just because she chatted with a couple of boys.

'Another time he beat her over and over and said he would take her to Pakistan and make her marry.

'She really didn't want that. She was very frightened. Her dad would shout and swear at her and told her that she'd shamed the family.


'Her mother didn't really do anything to protect her.'

After the local authority became aware of the situation the girl was removed from her family and placed with the carer, a single mother of two.

The foster mother says she initially tried to discourage the girl from attending church and offered to take her to a mosque instead.

But the girl, who was 16 at the time, was determined to go to church and after two months chose to be baptised.

The woman said it had never occurred to her that she would be taken off from the register.

The move has stripped her of her sole income and she has had to move into a one-bedroom flat.

Her lawyer Nigel Priestley said the local authority has agreed to review the case next month.

It is the start of a process which could lead to her being reinstated as a foster parent.

Mike Judge, from the Christian Institute, which is funding her case, said: 'In any free society people must be free to change their religion.'

The case follows the controversy over Caroline Petrie, 45, the Christian nurse in Somerset suspended without pay in December for offering to pray for an elderly female patient.

She was reinstated last week.


13:23 Posted in ENGLAND | Permalink | Comments (1) |  Facebook |


Dear Friends,
I am really surprised and saddened by the total spiritual blindness of the authorities in the so-called Christian countries. They want the foster mother to prevent the child under her care from freely choosing to believe in Our Lord and God Jesus Christ the One true God just because in their rule no one should change his or her religion. On the other hand if that child hadn't been moslem and chose instead to become a moslem no one who have done anything. This is truly horrendous as the hatred of western institutions to Our Lord and God Jesus Christ is not less than the hatred of the muslim fundamentalists to him and to the West which they falsely believe to Christian when the west actually doesn't believe in anything. I would like to tell you that Our Lord and God Jesus Christ has overcome the world with its western unfounded atheism and the islamic blind violence and hatred coupled with his victory over sin and death.

Posted by: Hany | 15 February 2009

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