The father of a seven-year-old girl who allegedly starved to death has called what happened “absolutely disgraceful”.
An independent inquiry has been launched into the death of Khyra Ishaq, of Handsworth, Birmingham.
Angela Gordon, 33, and Junaid Abuhamza, 29, have been charged with neglect in connection with her death.
Ishaq Abu Zaire vowed to find out what happened to his daughter. Birmingham City Council has said Khyra was not in its care at the time of her death.
Speaking for the first time about his daughter’s death, Mr Abu Zaire told the BBC: “I’m just as ignorant as everyone else as to what happened.
“But… you can put your house on it that we’re going to find out, one way or another, we are going to find out exactly what happened here.”
Khyra’s father had been out of the country until Saturday and he said he had not seen his children in more than a year. Continue Reading…
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I have a question….
So, where were the rest of Khyra’s family? They are placing blame on Birmingham City Council’s door step, telling the world that they failed to protect her, that they should have done this and that, but WHERE WERE THEY???
I’m assuming that various family members lived nearby so did they not bother checking in on Khyra and her siblings, or did they opt to sit in their homes turning a blind eye instead?
Khyra’s biological father hadn’t seen his 7 year old daughter for more then a year. Upon hearing the tragic news that’s when he returned to these shores!
He has the nerve to stand there accusing the authorities of doing nothing, but what the hell was HE doing along with other members of the family, while little Khyra starved to death?
It is claimed he was out of the country, so were there regular phone calls etc, or is this just another case of an absentee father going a long with his daily life not worrying about the welfare of his kids, believing that others will/should take on that responsibility for him?
….I am so angry right now!
Rest In Peace Khyra
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its clear to me from what i can see and read .. that this man and the mother of the child were no longer together…
now seeing how a lot of thses releationships go
i would’nt be surprised if he had minimum contact with his child for reasons between the two parents themselves…..
lets see!!! …
He probably did have minimum contact seeing as he was out of the country, but that’s still no excuse.
But it will all eventually come out in the wash …..
janice i watched his interview yesterday…
he seemed like he didnt know what was going on … now i dont know bout you but i know nuff bitter other halfs that end up using their children as fighting shields… and i know that a lot of these situations boil down to having to bow out of being up in the mix .. especially when your ex partner has moved on and has another partner…
HE SOUNDED LIKE HE WAS PISSED AT HOW THIS COULD HAPPEN..
sometimes you got to move on especially when your partner wiling out and using the non access to your kids to hurt you …. let us see what prevails.. before we hang him out there to dry…
one thng for sure .. the MUM IS GUILTY OF ALLOWING THIS TO HAPPEN FOR SURE!!!!!..so lets hang her out to dry a little!!!!lol
I agree with you both, when I saw the fathers face in the paper…without knowing FACTS !!!! I shouted out in a mad rage….. ” SO WHERE THE F–K WERE YOU”, but when you calm down it really isn’t as simple as that.
There could be 1,000 reasons why he was estranged from his ex and had not had the opportunity to see his children and by the looks of it the ex was an absolute NUTTER !!! There are no justifiable reasons why in this day and age your childen die of starvation other than wickidness and neglect. The devils that were looking after her after to blame, as they were in her care.
How many of us can honestly say we see our nephews, nieces, cousins family every day or every week. This is really unforgivable.
RIP Khyra Ishaq and Victoria Climbie.
I’m hanging them all out to dry (the mother and step father for sure!) and the biological father, and other family members who lived nearby…. for now…..
But let’s just see what prevails……….
i’m so angry right now!!!!!..
be angry at the killers first!!!!
the black father is always handy for hating !!!
I am angry at her killers. I could ring both their necks!
“the black father is always handy for hating !!!”
Oh here we go LOL! The poor black father boo hoo! Let’s bring out the violins. This has nothing to do with his colour. The man could be white, purple, green, yellow – I would be still asking the same questions!
no violins please!!!!!!! lol
the reason that i mentioned the black father is because .. YOU JUMPED ON HIM LIKE A ANGRY WRESTLER!!!..LOL
BUT YOUR RIGHT COLOUR HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT !!!
“YOU JUMPED ON HIM LIKE A ANGRY WRESTLER!!!”
Me, as a father of a 5 year old angel, couldn’t imagine EVER allowing anything like this to ever happen to her.
God rest her young soul…
Life is something we should appreciate and adore
because there comes a time in life our services are
not needed anymore.
A time in life when we are the next step closer,
and if you have done what He asked, the struggle is over.
A time when one passes from this world to another–
a time when we lose a family member, friend or lover.
This has been happening long before our existence,
but some think it’s a joke until they are convinced.
A time in life that we rejoice and have sorrow, so we
must change our wicked ways,
because that time can come tomorrow.
To have one pass away can leave you emotionally scarred,
but you must maintain your composure and keep
your faith in God.
So we must stop the hate and seek forgiveness for our sins,
because whether you know it or not,
death is what we must face in the end.