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Old 11-07-2022, 22:37   #1
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Sir Mo Farah reveals he was trafficked to the UK as a child

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Sir Mo Farah was brought to the UK illegally as a child and forced to work as a domestic servant, he has revealed.

The Olympic star has told the BBC he was given the name Mohamed Farah by those who flew him over from Djibouti. His real name is Hussein Abdi Kahin.

He was flown over from the east African country aged nine by a woman he had never met, and then made to look after another family's children, he says.
What a thing to have to cope with all this time.
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Old 11-07-2022, 23:27   #2
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What a thing to have to cope with all this time.
He has had to live with it. I think he coped with it a long time ago and turned into what has ended up likely a much better life than he would have had if it had not happened

Fair play to him opening up about it now
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Re: Sir Mo Farah reveals he was trafficked to the UK as a child

I suspect his life story is shared by many citizens of the UK.
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Old 12-07-2022, 10:39   #4
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I suspect his life story is shared by many citizens of the UK.
You mean lying to get a British passport? He knew where his family was, so he could've rejoined them.
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You mean lying to get a British passport? He knew where his family was, so he could've rejoined them.
That's a bit harsh -he was trafficked into slavery at 9 years old,he has no reason to trust anyone, any hoo the home office aren't going to do anything about it,he's one of us now.
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That's a bit harsh -he was trafficked into slavery at 9 years old,he has no reason to trust anyone, any hoo the home office aren't going to do anything about it,he's one of us now.
So why couldn't he have simply reunited with his family? Shouldn't that have been the aim of everybody? Is it because he would've had to leave the UK?
Never bought his original story of seeking asylum, as his twin brother and the rest of his family remained in Somalia.

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Has he got a book coming out or something needing extra publicity?
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Has he got a book coming out or something needing extra publicity?
* The Real Mo Farah, BBC1, 9pm, Wednesday 13 July.

Tune in and find out.
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Nah not that bothered
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You mean lying to get a British passport? He knew where his family was, so he could've rejoined them.
How did HE lie? He was TRAFFICKED as a CHILD.It was the TRAFFICKERS who lied.

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So why couldn't he have simply reunited with his family? Shouldn't that have been the aim of everybody? Is it because he would've had to leave the UK?
Never bought his original story of seeking asylum, as his twin brother and the rest of his family remained in Somalia.
Just carry on being a Daily Mail reader.
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You mean lying to get a British passport? He knew where his family was, so he could've rejoined them.
This isn't Home Alone 5: Lost in Hanworth. This is child trafficking and slavery!
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This isn't Home Alone 5: Lost in Hanworth. This is child trafficking and slavery!
And once he had escaped that, he should've been returned to his family. Otherwise THAT is kidnapping and a form of slavery to athletics.
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He eventually confided in Mr Watkinson about his true identity, his background, and the family he was being forced to work for.
The PE teacher contacted social services and helped Sir Mo to be fostered by another Somali family.
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Mr Watkinson helped him apply for British citizenship under the name Mohamed Farah, which was granted in July 2000.

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And once he had escaped that, he should've been returned to his family. Otherwise THAT is kidnapping and a form of slavery to athletics.
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And once he had escaped that, he should've been returned to his family. Otherwise THAT is kidnapping and a form of slavery to athletics.
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