Sunday, February 08, 2009

Christian foster parent struck off after Muslim child converts

A 16-year-old Muslim girl became a Christian after being cared for her Christian foster mother, and so the carer has been ‘struck off’ as a foster parent by her local council, despite having provided a stable and loving home to more than 80 children over the past decade.

Caring for children is her vocation, she said. It is what she loves to do: it is the reason she lives. She lives to love; she lives to give of herself sacrificially, selflessly, in order that some of the nation’s most vulnerable might have a better start in life.

The carer is unnamed by The Daily Mail, as is the council authority which accused her of failing to ‘respect and preserve’ Islam. It is telling that council officers attempted to persuade the girl to reconsider her decision, and to re-embrace Islam.

There appears to be no expectation that one should ‘respect and preserve’ Christianity, which is founded upon a history of conversions and for which the decision to convert is a fundamental tenet of the faith.

It is bemusing that a local council should intervene at all in the area of religion, and it is profoundly concerning indeed that such a body presumes the authority to dictate in matters of conscience or religious conversion. ‘Senior officials’ were ‘incandescent with rage’ that a baptism had gone ahead. They complained that they had not been fully informed of the girl’s intentions to become a Christian, and insisted that she ‘should have undergone counselling to ensure that she understood the implications’.

And who would have expounded these implications? Who would have judged her understanding? There could scarcely be a more blatant Orwellian manifestation of spiritual manipulation and thought control.

The girl was, after all, 16 years old when she chose to be baptised. She is considered intelligent, and ‘chose herself not to wear overtly Muslim clothes or to eat Halal food’. She also freely chose to attend church, despite her carer initially discouraging her. In short, she was of an age to decide herself how she wished to dress, what she wished to eat, and what religion she wished to follow. And this right is enshrined in UK law, not to mention the EU Convention on Human Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations. Her decision to embrace Christianity ought to be of absolutely no concern to any petty (or 'senior') official in local government, and Cranmer has no idea why any employee of the British state should deem it their business to attempt to un-convert the converted.

But the gross incompetence and ineptitude of this council is further exemplified when one reads that this young convert to Christianity has been returned to her own family – who ‘have not been told of her conversion’. It was because she was ‘assaulted by a family member’ in 2007 that she was put into foster care in the first place. Does this council have confidence that this girl will be safe? Have they any assurance that she may not become the victim of an ‘honour killing’ for apostasy or denigrating Islam should some of her community discover that she has insulted the Prophet?

It beggars belief that the council considers the house in which this girl suffered physical abuse to be a safer place than the home in which she discovered that Jesus was the way, the truth and the life.

The council chose this particular carer, who said she was 'very happy to support the girl in her religion and culture’. She said: “We had a multi-cultural household and I had no problems helping the young person maintain her faith of birth. I have always prided myself in being very professional in what I do. If something works for a young person, whether I agree with it or not, I am happy to support them in that.”

What a remarkable example of Christian tolerance and agape love this woman is. But this is not acceptable. A multi-cultural household can be no place for conversions, especially to Christianity.

The foster mother has also had a second young girl removed from her care, presumably to protect her from the potential abuse of ever hearing about Jesus, or of witnessing the sacrificial works of a loving mother. The Christian Institute observes that an atheist foster mother would not be struck off if a Christian child in her care stopped believing in God.

But Cranmer would go further. No Muslim (or Sikh or Hindu) foster carer would be struck off if a ‘Christian child’ in their care became sufficiently interested in these faiths to convert.

A spokesman for the Christian Institute said: “This is the sort of double standard which Christians are facing in modern Britain. In recent months, we have seen grandparents, a nurse, adoption agencies, firemen, registrars, elderly care homes and now a foster carer being punished because of the Christian beliefs they hold. It has got to stop.”

Sadly, it will not. This is ‘Blair’s Britain’ – his anti-Christian legacy is inescapable. And now that he appears to be destined to become the first President of Europe, one can expect the EU to increasingly manifest an intolerant secularism which has no place for the followers of Jesus. Christians who dare to ‘do God’ need to watch and pray.


Blogger Witterings From Witney said...

As the lawyer for Caroline Petrie said - "(She) is the face of what happens when equality and diversity laws that were created in the name of tolerance actually impose intolerance".

8 February 2009 at 11:16  
Anonymous Shaven-headed tattooed knuckledragger said...

Your Grace and communicants. The solution to this and similar problems is entirely within your own hands next time you vote.

P.S. Indoctrinating a child with Islam should be classed as child-abuse.

8 February 2009 at 11:28  
Blogger Sue said...

I think the church has a duty to intervene here.

8 February 2009 at 11:44  
Blogger Microcosm said...

Its time for write to your local councils enquiring how much they spend on protecting and preserving Islam and why this has become a issue for the Authorities.

I am suddenly getting a new found respect for old Papal Inquisitions because it seems obvious some folk need burning on stakes to get our Country back, or maybe some modern day equivalent.

Keeping Contemorary.

8 February 2009 at 11:46  
Blogger McKenzie said...

I don't like it one bit, but I do think you all deserve everything you get. (will get).

8 February 2009 at 12:05  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is interesting that under the E U law it seems to be only Christians that it is Politically Correct to persecute!
All other `faiths` seem to be protected.
There seems to be something in the E U which is diametrically opposed to the Christian faith in particular, why is that?
Could this be that Christians (born again variety)Have a knowledge of,and a relationship with the Truth?.

8 February 2009 at 12:14  
Blogger Man in a Shed said...

Equally if this young woman were to declare herself a Lesbian - does anyione believe social workers would be filled with rage, demand councilling, warn her of the vioolenece she might be subject to in the Muslim world and return her to her family.

The answer is of course never.

What we have here is specific evidence of oppression of Chiristianity alone. And there is only one spiritual force behind that sort of thing, and this is clear evidence of its hold over sections of our establisment.

Where are the Church's leaders on this ?

8 February 2009 at 12:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

During the 70s my sister and I were placed into care by the local council (Kirklees) because our lives were at risk from our Islamic father.
The council soon after found a way for my sister to be returned home. I however stuck to my guns and refused to be returned to a life of pain and torture.
The council in a change of tack replaced my white female social worker with a fair skinned Iranian one. During our so called meetings she extolled to me the benefits of living an Islamic life style, how my father loved me and how I should return to the fold.
Instead of conforming to her wishes I refused to acknowledge her existence. Lucky for me the house parents at the home I was placed in had seen the physical evidence of that fatherly love on my body and thus were adverse to return me to a life of violence.
I am glad to say I am not a Muslim, on my docs I have C of E. The only part I am not that happy about is I have been ostracised by my blood family for leaving the faith even to the extent of being told to change my name as it is Islamic and I am not. (The only problem with that stance is I have dabbled in the martial arts since 1976 and don’t take to people trying to bully me)
I’m sure that if I was a child today the council would have me visiting a trick cyclist in which to show me the error of my ways.

8 February 2009 at 12:37  
Anonymous susan said...

Would a muslim foster carer be stuck off if the child had become a muslim?

8 February 2009 at 13:15  
Anonymous white mouse said...

What can we do?
First, I suppose, it would help to know who's on our Town Councils! Maybe we should even leave the towns they've taken over (indeed, we already have, sometimes), and let the muslems stew in their own juice. The other necessity is surely to change those councils that don't represent us.

Beyond that, I think we should ensure the integrity of the voting system. euros and muslems aren't very good at that; and we must take care of it, if we are to make our voices count. To assume that it's all right is naive in the extreme. After that (assuming our Neu Masters deem us worthy of an election), we'll see whether Brits really want to buckle under to the euSSR and the Caliphate - or indeed want them to Ship Out.

Otherwise, I've tried to respond to this civilly - and really can't. Perhaps that's because thoroughgoing aggression and nastiness don't permit civil response.

As for 'contemporary' - I say that's a franco-german mask that conceals levels of untruth, injustice, and abolition of right that haven't been around Britain since Billy Conk. The Islamic Bozos are a part of that, since their ways were always dark -and they never will see the Light.

8 February 2009 at 13:33  
Blogger Microcosm said...

Another thought on the matter is, if the so called 'Authorities' were protecting and preserving the rights of the child, would freedom of religion not be one of those rights.

It should matter not what faith the child has chosen but why it has been denied free choice.

I believe Malaysia is a Country were your ID carries your faith and is unchangeable, expect that to be the case for Brown and Blairs ID cards in the future.

8 February 2009 at 13:43  
Blogger len said...

It is a sad fact that it will take a lot of courage for a muslim to leave his or her religion.
But any religion which needs to use threats or intimidation to keep people in needs its motives to be looked at very seriously!
True christianity is based on the love of God revealed through Jesus Christ, I wonder what is Islam based on?.

8 February 2009 at 13:54  
Blogger Wrinkled Weasel said...

These days, low-level officials often take it upon themselves to make arbitrary calls on the lives of other people, based upon their own prejudices, and because we are in a predominantly liberal-nihilist phase of the cultural cycle, their decisions reflect this world view.

There is a dangerous propensity of government and bureaucracy to believe they know what is right for us, when in fact, they don’t have a clue. But it’s worse than that. They are poisoned by prejudices of which they are unaware.

There is a cliché that all blog threads eventually come around to Hitler or spontaneous human combustion.

The question of why the population of Germany supported National Socialism has puzzled me for decades and the answer, or part of the answer, is beginning to dawn on me.

So it goes something like this:

You don’t start by gassing Jews, you start by restricting their freedom and declaring it to be in the public interest.

More here:

8 February 2009 at 13:57  
Anonymous It's Institutionalised said...

Two MEP's have openly stated, we should be good to Muslims so that when they become the Majority, they will be nice to us.
The Popes aid said, Attempts to Islamify the West cannot be denied.
If people do not have the courage to vote for a Party who will stop this then they only have themselves to blame.
It's NO USE complaining to the Lib Lab Cons, they are tyhe ones who have put us in this position.

If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.
It is YOUR Fault.

8 February 2009 at 14:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait a minute. North of England?
A predominantly Muslim stronghold.
Is it possible that the councillors are Muslims themselves?

I wonder.

8 February 2009 at 15:33  
Anonymous judith said...

Your Grace, may I be so bold as to advise a modicum of caution?

I know nothing of this case, but I can think of others which were not, in fact, as reported in the media.

For instance, whilst the shocking case of Baby P was indeed fully reported, the case of apparent opposition to the extension of a convalescent home for the military was not.

Maybe the story is completely true, in which case we know the madmen have taken over the asylum.

But just possibly, there has been a false emphasis here, an elision of facts there, and bob's yer uncle, cor luvvaduck, the tabloids are burning with righteous indignation once more.

And of course selling more papers.

8 February 2009 at 17:06  
Blogger Cranmer said...

I know nothing of this case, but I can think of others which were not, in fact, as reported in the media.

Upon His Grace's blog?

Surely not.

His Grace never covered the case of 'apparent opposition to the extension of a convalescent home for the military'.

He is always cautious.

Except in cases where he chooses to throw it to the wind.

8 February 2009 at 17:11  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Grace - Do we, by chance, know from the original news article the ID of the local authority concerned? It was be good to make a few (extremely civil) email submissions to them suggesting the error of their ways. And, for example, requesting of them their policy of what might happen (as has been suggested by previous communicants) in the event of the mirror image situation of muslim or atheist carers and a conversion from Christianity to Islam (probably AOK, of course.)
As it's also quite likely that the poor young lady concerned may shortly end up disappearing without trace, after having been reunited with her loving family...the ones who've already not exactly shown her a loving household, then I should say there's a good case for the prosecution of the council for culpable homicide. Of course, that's not going to happen. The body will never be discovered. And the government's new "track the citizens around the world" big brother state would amazingly not work in her case. But then, who would be interested? The family? (certainly not. "She decided to go back to Pakistan" is the normal politenes for "disappearances" of this type) Her local council? (no chance, as long as she's "gone away" anywhere at all and without being a Christian, then they're happy) The police? (unable to help, gov, as nobody's made us a formal complaint, and which body are we talking about here?)

Maybe it's nother case of the "be nice to Islam now because they'll be nice to us in 20 years time when they're in the majority and we have an Islamic state" philosophy. Except that it doesn't work like that, as any example around the world will show. At that time, we have to pack out bags and leave. If we don't, we get ourselves packed in a body bag, having felt a sharp axe around the hairline first. Neatly put, I think, but it does sum up the future. A pity that nobody seems interested, apart from a number of your Grace's communicants and people in such organizations as the BNP, the latter, of course, of sufficiently forthright views that they will never be taken seriously be the mainstream until it's far too late.

(I hold no brief for the BNP myself, but I have a certain sympathy for their members, who can, it seems, now be hounded out of the jobs with impunity even though the BNP is a fully legal organization. I can't quite see any muslim mullahs being hounded out of secular jobs recently, following a media witch hunt, despite a number of them advocating death the to the kuff every Saturday morning in our (rapidly increasing) mosques)

8 February 2009 at 17:57  
Anonymous Shaven-headed tattooed knuckledragger said...

This is an example of 'Institutionalised Dhimmitude', where the jobsworths are so afraid of offending the inbred five-times-a-day-headbangers, that they go into anti-Kuffar mode even before the paedo-worshippers have thrown a tantrum or issued the first death-threat.

The Local Authority and the dhimmi jobsworths responsible for this sickening capitulation should be named and shamed, and the head of social services sacked.

And for all you kuffar voters out there, if you keep voting for dhimmis then don't be surprised if you end up in deep dhimmitude.

8 February 2009 at 18:17  
Blogger Wrinkled Weasel said...

These days, low-level officials often take it upon themselves to make arbitrary calls on the lives of other people, based upon their own prejudices, and because we are in a predominantly liberal-nihilist phase of the cultural cycle, their decisions reflect this world view.

There is a dangerous propensity of government and bureaucracy to believe they know what is right for us, when in fact, they don’t have a clue. But it’s worse than that. They are poisoned by prejudices of which they are unaware.

There is a cliché that all blog threads eventually come around to Hitler or spontaneous human combustion.

The question of why the population of Germany supported National Socialism has puzzled me for decades and the answer, or part of the answer, is beginning to dawn on me.

So it goes something like this:

You don’t start by gassing Jews, you start by restricting their freedom and declaring it to be in the public interest.

more at

8 February 2009 at 19:07  
Anonymous britchal said...

WW - Deja vu

8 February 2009 at 19:47  
Blogger Cato said...

How dare these people be so judgmental?

Didn't they even have the common courtesy to discuss the matter with the girl concerned?

Why has the carer been struck off?

Someone somewhere in the blogosphere must know which council is responsible.

They must be named and shamed immediately.

8 February 2009 at 20:49  
Blogger McKenzie said...

You can name them Cato, but shame is something that normally represents the opposite to what is considered acceptable by their peers.

8 February 2009 at 21:02  
Anonymous Shaven-headed tattooed knuckledragger said...

Rumour has it that the offending authority is Kirklees, formerly known as Huddersfield, in Yorkshire.

8 February 2009 at 21:59  
Anonymous Voyager said...

The squeaky wheel gets the grease. If Christians decide to fight they will gain respect ....too often they fail to stand up for what they believe and engage in a thricefold denial of Christ

8 February 2009 at 23:01  
Blogger Hugh Oxford said...

If knuckledragger is right, this is likely to be a consequence of Islamisation rather than a deliberate top-down Labour policy.

Ultimately, as parts of Britain start to look like the second or third world, they are going to start acting and voting like them.

8 February 2009 at 23:02  
Blogger len said...

Re Christians standing for their beliefs "but my righteous one will live by faith , and if he turns back, my soul will take no pleasure in him"
Hebrews 10: 38

8 February 2009 at 23:13  
OpenID BL@KBIRD said...

They are not called Islamic supremacists for nothing. When your Grace can whisper in a communicants ear and said soul goes out and blows up a tube station, then you would be in a position to offer a balanced counter argument to the dismissal of the foster mother.

Blowing things up, killing people violently pays off your grace. Witness the new power of Islam to make Britain dance.

This is not just an assault on Christianity, this is an assertion of power broader than belief.

9 February 2009 at 00:03  
Anonymous By stealth said...

Islam is simply a tool to destroy Western civilisation.
Is it pure coincidence that Islam is infiltrating all Western Europe, the US and Australia.
No, there is 'someone' behind this, 'someone' with global influence.

9 February 2009 at 01:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


9 February 2009 at 08:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Islamist bias in the state is being done entirely for the sake of oil prices.

Religion is what you personallty believe. Hence it has nothing whatever to do with race or cultures or preserving them. The iideas that is has is motivated by keeping minds under control: because the reason why the dominant religion in every society tends to continue is because most people are sheep. Every child's religion, at ANY AGE, is their own choice. It is absolutely none of their parents' business.

The Coptics children have a right to be Muslim if they want to. A child who has a painful sensitivity to heat has a biological right to wear shorts. Stuff if their parents are Muslims or conservative Americans. A child has an educational right to choose study evolutionary biology. Stuff if their parents are Evangelicals or J-Witnesses. A child has a right of conscience to choose a clergy career. Stuff if their parents are Dawkinsian atheists. Do women lose all the equality they have fought for if their parents' religion is chauvinist? No child's mind is their family's property.

9 February 2009 at 12:32  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A deplorable state of affairs. Given the terrible deaths of children at the hands of violent parents that seems to be so prevalent, the loss of such a loving foster home through official stupidity is unforgivable.

One hopes the child at the centre of this travesty will come to no harm back in the bossom of her loving family.


9 February 2009 at 13:01  
Blogger Field Marshall Watkins said...

I am reminded of that pondscum Hazel Blears and her statement, 'it is common sense to sideline Christianity in favour of Islam' and this entire episode makes more sense.

It is one tentacle of a world government octupus, which must see Britain re-engineered, its ancient laws rewritten, its identity reconstructed around the ideology of a global socialist dictatorship.

9 February 2009 at 15:12  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will these lickspittle politicians ever learn? I'll tell you when, when it's too late. I'm flabergasted that these local quaterwits have put this girl back into an Islamic envoirnment. Our church leaders and ministers have on the whole fallen asleep or worse still sold out the true faith of Jesus Christ, we need to evangelise these lost people, no matter what the cost & we need to DEMAND that the law protects us & the converts from whatever religious background or none. as for the treacherous Ms Blears she should be sent as special envoy to Antartica & have her passport burned in front of her. which is far less than the traitor William Joyce got.
Religion of peace? then why did Fatima Al-Mutairi suffer having her tongue cut out and being burnt to death--- by her BROTHER for converting to Christianity? When will the quaterwits ever learn? NEVER!

9 February 2009 at 16:32  
Blogger Lepouvantail said...

It is another example of politically correct adherents' [otherwise known as cultural marxists] agenda to undermine our liberal democratic, western society.
A number of people on here have asked, quite rightly, aghast- why is Christianity in the majority of cases persecuted as a religion in this way?
It is because that religion is historically the dominant socio-political and cultural reference point for our society. It is therefore a primary target to be destroyed. It has nothing to do with religious ethos, and everything to do with POWER.
Until people become aware of that, we are as a general society allowing ourselves to be increeasingly dominated by this agenda.

9 February 2009 at 18:59  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Head teacher forced to resign after being branded racist for trying to axe separate assemblies for Muslims

I would have though that the muslims were the ones that were being racist. They wanted a separate assembly for their children away from the rest of the children!

The new Head Teacher had already put in place a working group (with the advice of the local authority) to discuss an assembly to encompass all faiths which is now a common practice.

When are we going to stop bowing down to these people? It's simply not good enough!

9 February 2009 at 23:15  
Blogger ZZMike said...

"... accused her of failing to ‘respect and preserve’ Islam."

What more proof do you all need? Would any care-giver be "struck off" for failing to "respect and preserve" Christianity?

I've said it before, and it's fallen on deaf ears, that Formerly Great Britain has at most a decade or so left of its identity.

Someone, somewhere, has got to stand up and say "No more!".

I have this omage of a man with a frozen Guy Fawkes mask ...

My learned colleague, the Shaven-headed Knuckle-dragger, understands the problem.

The problem with that, of course, is that I believe he's one of us (Yanks, that is).

Wrinkled Weasel: "The question of why the population of Germany supported National Socialism has puzzled me for decades ..."

You may well be right, but I think there's another reason:

"... they came first for the Communists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist;
And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist;
And then they came for the Jews, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew;
And then . . . they came for me . . . And by that time there was no one left to speak up."
--- Martin Niemöller

In other words (to beat a dead horse to a different drummer), it's sad and all that that this foster mother has been 'struck off', but it doesn't affect me, because I'm not a foster mother.

Are these councils elected?

10 February 2009 at 01:25  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In criticising this council for discrimination on the basis of religion, we must remember not to do so oursleves. If indoctrination of children into one religion is said to constitute child abuse, indoctrination of that same child into another religion should be looked at in the same way. It is certain that adults must be free to choose the right path, and that the council was irrational- after all, if their way was right, the child has ample chance to recount- but the Christian community must take the high road in this matter. Let the foster mother move, and heal a community in which she will be accepted.

7 December 2009 at 18:48  

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