Rehana Mohamed: What’s the fuss?
That’s how we treat all our slaves
Yep, that’s what she said. I report and you decide. KGS
A senior council officer has sparked fury after claiming that it is acceptable for employers to slap their servants.
Rehana Mohamed made the comments on her Twitter account after watching a TV debate on the abuse of foreign domestic workers exploited by wealthy families.
While watching the Channel 4 Dispatches programme, Britain’s Secret Slaves, Cambridge University educated Miss Mohamed wrote:’Oh this is so self-righteous.
‘That b****y maid needs a good slap. Some ppl [sic] here have no idea what it’s like having servants.
‘I‘m sorry but being on call 24/7 and not having a day off for months and not being allowed to leave the house DOESN’T make you a slave.‘
Miss Mohamed, who is from Sri Lanka, works as a strategic change management consultant at Brent Council in north London, an ethnically diverse area.
She added: ‘Damn right they should get up and make what you want. That’s their job.
‘We never let out female servants for their own safety.’
Miss Mohamed, who is in her thirties, today insisted she had made the astonishing comments ‘in jest and that’s been acknowledged’.
Sarah Teather, Brent Central MP and Education Minister, called the remarks ‘unacceptable’.