Missing Bradford family: Group warns of ‘media Muslim frenzy’
The Bradford-based Muslim Women’s Council has warned of the dangers following speculations on the whereabouts of a family of 12 who are missing.
Three sisters and their nine children, aged between five and 15, were believed to be due back in the UK on 11 June.
There has been no contact since 9 June from mother-of-two Khadija Dawood, 30, mother-of-five Sugra Dawood, 34, and mother-of-two Zohra Dawood, 33.
Since their disappearance was reported on 11 June, West Yorkshire Police has been supporting the family and carrying out extensive enquiries.
“Too early to speculate as to their whereabouts”
Following news of their disappearance, various news sources reported it was feared they may have gone to Syria, or may have went on to join militant group ISIS.
The Muslim Women’s Council, based in Bradford, said: “On behalf of Bradford’s communities we are deeply concerned about the safety and welfare of the whole family.
“It is too early to speculate as to their whereabouts, and until there is further evidence or information we feel there is a real danger of further adding to the media Muslim frenzy.”
Today, West Yorkshire Police confirmed enquiries are continuing today on a national and international level.