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The Guardian view on fostering: cultural sensitivity needed
Editorial: The row over a Christian girl fostered by Muslim carers raises ugly emotions which must not obscure the principles
Articles: 5 (Rank: 12)
Tonality: 6.6
Top entities
Comments: 544
Tonality: -1.0
  • “Our foster carers are qualified people from different backgrounds, with vast experience of looking after children.
  • You care for them as you do a member of the family.
  • The office of the children’s commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, confirmed it would be contacting Tower Hamlets council to find out why the decision was made.
  • The reports of a case in Tower Hamlets, where a white, Christian child is reported to have been put into the care of culturally insensitive Muslim foster parents, has awoken variously atavistic responses.
  • We can't stop parents poisoning the minds of their children but allowing the sort of people who wear Burqa's and Niqabs to foster is unacceptable.
  • It didn't say the family can't speak English, but the writer made that conjecture as a justification for making the foster child lean Arabic.
  • As it stated, Asian Muslim children are often placed with white Christian families.
  • This story would be just as outrageous if Christian Foster Carers tried to denigrate the religion of a Muslim child in their care.
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Child in fostering row 'should live with non-practising Muslim' grandmother

Family court order says court-appointed guardian found child was ‘settled and well cared for’ but grandmother is ‘a suitable carer’

Text length: 5274
Tonality: 9
Top entities
Comments: 0
Tonality: 0

Published: 31. 8. 2017 01:30:01

Source: theguardian.com

Mentioned entities: 5

Girl at centre of fostering row should live with grandmother, says judge

Judge Khatun Sapnara ends placement of five-year-old with Muslim family in case seized on by far-right activists

Text length: 5567
Tonality: 7
Top entities
Comments: 0
Tonality: 0

Published: 30. 8. 2017 19:20:13

Source: theguardian.com

Mentioned entities: 8

Fostering is complex. Lurid headlines stoking fear of Muslims don’t help

The Times’ front page will do more harm than good, writes Esmat Jeraj, whose parents were foster carers for 25 years

Text length: 6780
Tonality: 7
Top entities
Comments: 544
Tonality: -1

Published: 29. 8. 2017 16:14:34

Source: theguardian.com

Mentioned entities: 29

  • The fact that an impressionable child who doesn't speak arabic is being taught to despise European women, of which she is one, is appalling.
  • If people think that the environment this child was expected to live in was unacceptable in some way, then why is it acceptable for "muslim" children to be raised in this way.
  • It's hate speech, and if she had been a Muslim placed in a fundamentalist Christian home, being told 'All Muslims are terrorists' then the outcry would have been twenty times greater.
  • When it comes to child protection, the safeguarding of the child or other vulnerable person should come above all other concerns, and reporting these stories also plays an important role in protecting children.
  • The language The Times chose condemns not just this particular foster family's nastiness, but all Muslims who dare think they could contribute something positive to a child in trouble.
The Guardian view on fostering: cultural sensitivity needed

Editorial: The row over a Christian girl fostered by Muslim carers raises ugly emotions which must not obscure the principles

Text length: 3435
Tonality: 11
Top entities
Comments: 0
Tonality: 0

Published: 29. 8. 2017 23:00:29

Source: theguardian.com

Mentioned entities: 5

Council to be questioned after placing Christian girl with Muslim foster carers

Children’s commissioner to investigate decision by Tower Hamlets, as campaigner hits out at ‘demonisation of the foreigner’

Text length: 2769
Tonality: -1
Top entities
Comments: 0
Tonality: 0

Published: 29. 8. 2017 15:08:19

Source: theguardian.com

Mentioned entities: 7