I would be more than that, I’d be downright hostile.
Foster mother tells of horror when she discovered ’12-year-old Afghan refugee orphan’ she cared for was a 21-year-old jihadi
Two unidentified young migrants (not Jamal) get off a bus as they arrive at Lunar House, which houses the headquarters of UK Visas and Immigration, in Croydon
- The boy, Jamal, was identified as being far older following dental checks
- His carer, Rosie, had been suspicious of his facial hair and gun proficiency
- The refugee was found with Taliban and child abuse material on his phone
- He since been arrested for assault and has been denied asylum
A woman opened her heart and her door to a 12-year-old boy who had fled the horrors of war in Afghanistan after losing his parents – or so she thought.
In reality, not only was the boy in her care, Jamal, almost a decade older than she had been duped into believing, but he also had Taliban and child abuse material on his phone.
A dentist’s check found his age to actually be around 21 and a subsequent investigation uncovered the shocking content on his mobile, according to the Sun.
However, the news did not come as a huge surprise to his foster mother, who gave her name only as Rosie, who had not only been extremely suspicious of his developed facial hair – which led to him being thrown off a bus as he looked too old for a child ticket – but also other characteristics.
She took Jamal to a climbing centre, where he displayed upper body strength far beyond his supposed years and also was able to completely strip a rifle at a shooting range.
While in her care, he shared a room with three children aged between 12 and 14.
Rosie told the paper’s Nigel Bunyan and Chris Pollard: ‘It’s ridiculous how everybody else could see it but not the social workers.’
Although she could not confirm if he was a terrorist, she was adamant he had spent time in a training camp.
She added that his last words to her were ‘I’ll kill you and I know where your children are.’
Jamal has since reportedly been turned down for asylum after being arrested for assault.