MPs call for more Muslims to ‘take responsibility’ as foster parents

Two Dutch MPs of Turkish origin have called on more Islamic families to volunteer as foster parents, in the wake of the unease in Turkey about a lesbian couple fostering a boy born to Islamic parents.

Labour MPs Selçuk Özturk and Tunahan Kuzu used social media networks Facebook and Twitter to call on Islamic parents to ‘stop taking offence, start taking responsibility’.

The dispute, which has threatened to take on diplomatic overtones with Turkey, centres on a nine-year-old boy called Yunus who has been fostered by two women since he was a baby. He was taken from his parents after social workers said he was being physically abused.

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