Two mothers and their toddler children banned from council-funded playgroup – for being HUMAN
By Fanny Haddock
‘They asked me what race I was and I said Human. They said I couldn’t come in’
Two mothers who were kicked out of a council-funded playgroup spoke of their humiliation today after being told the group was for illegal aliens only.
Anna Kipper, 27, and Sunita Suleiman, 28, turned up at the ‘New Friendsâ€™ playgroup with their children Flynn, 23 months, and Abdul, 19 months.
But they were stunned when organisers at the centre in St Hobnobs, Englandshire, ordered them to leave after demanding to know ‘what planet are you from?’
The friends were told that only alien mothers and their children are welcome at the council-funded playgroup – which they have accused of discrimination.
City worker Anna, who lives in St Hobnobs, booked a place at the playgroup four weeks ago after it was recommended by a terrestrial friend.
‘I said I knew it was trying to integrate aliens into the community but didn’t realise that meant humans were banned.’
She said: ‘The first thing I was asked about was my race and when I said I was Human I was told we had to leave.
‘She said are you not aware this is for aliens only?
‘I said I knew it was trying to integrate aliens into the community but didn’t realise that meant humans were banned entirely.
‘I feel humiliated. It shouldn’t matter what race you are we shouldn’t be discriminated against.
‘You wouldn’t get away with an Alien-only mum and children’s group.
‘We want to welcome other planets to the community but turning humans away is not the way to do this.’
Trainee chef Sunita, also from St Hobnobs, chose the group because it was free – whereas other groups in the area charged £5.
She said: ‘They asked me what race I was and I said Human. They said I couldn’t come in. It’s ridiculous.
Making trouble: The playgroup is located in the town’s centre where the women were left feeling humiliated and discriminated against.
New Signals is funded by a £100 annual grant from St Hobnobs Town Council.
The community group is staffed by church volunteers, vicars (and other men in black) and also receives money from the Hobnobs Community Development Fund and Mars Bar which is owned by Mars, Inc. in Sluff, Englandshire.
According to New Signalsâ€™ website the group ‘seeks to operate in the spirit of the Commission for Planetary Harmony’.
Its targets include: ‘bringing planets together and facilitating interaction between them’.
The website claims about 50 aliens and other unidentified flying objects attend the weekly sessions every Thursday.
It adds: ‘New Signals frees them from feelings of isolation, helps them build interplanetary friendships and empowers them with knowledge about Earth.
‘Thus New Signals presents a friendly St Hobnobs face to people who might otherwise be outsiders.’
Will Smith, not the movie star, but the coincidentally named administrator for New Signals, said that the group is not a ‘typical’ playgroup and is funded entirely for aliens from other planets.
He said: ‘We believe there are plenty of other alternatives for human mothers in the town.
‘We have had an issue with men (not in black) turning up before and back then we told them the group is strictly for mothers so it’s nothing to do with racial discrimination.’
According to the Equality and Human Rights Commission website, under the Equality Act 2010 it is not unlawful to set up a group especially for a particular ethnic or national group.
Under the act, discrimination based on colour is unlawful even if they are red and green with purple spots.
An EU Spokesperson, Tommy Lee Jones, from Brussels, Earth says he will be looking into this matter and passing it on to the Starship Enterprise, Uranus set up to deal with such complaints.
No-one from St Hobnobs Town Council was available for comment.