A judge ordered state Child Protective Services to return seven children to their mother in Seattle in a case that had prompted Muslim protests against foster care.
King County Juvenile Court Judge Ronald Kessler said Wednesday the children could return home as long as the woman's husband stayed away. He was arrested for investigation of molesting a girl who visited the home.
The Seattle Times reports Ethiopian refugee Asha Gobana said she would respect the restraining order even against her husband's wishes.
The children, ages 2 to 14, were removed from the home last Thursday. More than 100 members of the East African Muslim community protested Friday outside a DSHS office against placing the children in non-Muslim foster homes....
THE STORY CONTINUES...AND SO DO THE TAKINGS.
An accusation against the father is made and the answer to that is to remove all of the kids. Judge Kessler decided it was better to remove the father. If I know CPS...they will insist that the father stay away even if he is found innocent. I am not even sure charges have been filed against the dad.
In these story lines there seems never to be any concern at all for the emotional well being of the mother or her children. Really...Split the kids up and shove them into foster care for an undetermined period of time? What does the mother do...go crazy while they do this? If the dad committed a crime then he should be charged, tried and convicted. Leave the family intact. Quit ripping families apart. There may have been racism involved in this case. But, all races, all people, should rally in suppoort of families when things like this happen.