A foster mother in the United Kingdom who kindly allowed a refugee boy she thought was 12 years old to stay with her was shocked after she learned his true age was 21 – and his true dream was to commit acts of terrorism.
Jamal, the man masquerading as a boy, told authorities he was a 12-year-old orphan who fled Afghanistan. Social workers placed him with a woman named Rosie.
But Rosie soon after became suspicious aboout his age when she saw his body hair – and, when she saw how well he handled a weapon.
The Sun has more on the story:
“Jamal was rumbled when a dentist estimated he was a decade older than claimed. Taliban material and child abuse images were later found on his mobile.
“The blunder comes after migrants claiming to be children were bussed to the UK from Calais’ Jungle camp. It is feared terrorists could use the same ruse.
“Rosie, whose full name we are hiding to protect her from reprisals, said: ‘Adults are playing the system. It’s putting families like mine and society as a whole at risk.
“‘I don’t see anything wrong with dental and bone density checks. Some say they are intrusive and degrading. But having a man in your home who’s pretending to be a child is far more intrusive.’”
Rosie said at first, Jamal was very thin, with humble and polite mannerisms.
More from the Sun:
“Alarm bells rang when the family went swimming and Rosie’s 13-year-old commented on how hairy he was.
“At a climbing centre he shimmied up ropes with ease, and at a shooting range he stripped a gun before firing it.
“On a bus to college he was told to get off by a driver who didn’t believe he was 16. Rosie, who lives in the South East, said: ‘It’s ridiculous how everybody else could see it but not the social workers.’”
And a final giveaway?
“His last words to Rosie were: ‘I’ll kill you and I know where your children are.’”
Jamal has recently been arrested on assault charges, and is appealing the subsequent denial of his asylum request.
Rosie, meanwhile, said she now lives in fear of Jamal.
Her words, from the Sun:
““Every day I check the car, and that all the house windows are shut. I panic because I know he knows our routine.’”