A top Muslim leader says the IS bride is “not practising Islam” but should be shown sympathy and adopted by a Muslim country.

Senior Muslim leader: Muslim country should adopt IS bride Shamima Begum

 By Sanya Burgess, news reporter

Shamima Begum tells Sky News that people should feel 'sympathy' towards her and that she did not encourage others to come to Syria.
Image:Shamima Begum has told Sky News that people should feel ‘sympathy’ towards her

One of the world’s top Muslim leaders has called on Muslim countries to “adopt” Islamic State bride Shamima Begum following the cancellation of her British citizenship.

His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, said: “She claims herself to be Muslim so then a Muslim country should show sympathy to her.

“If the British government has stripped her of her nationality, then another country should adopt her, any Muslim country.”

Kadiza Sultana (L), Shamima Begum (C) and Amira Abase going through Gatwick security before catching a flight to Turkey
Image:Kadiza Sultana, Shamima Begum and Amira Abase at Gatwick security before catching a flight to Turkey in 2015

He also put pressure on Bangladesh, who have so far refused to grant the 19-year-old a home, saying: “Since her parents were from Bangladesh, the first duty is of Bangladesh to take her as a national.”

Shamima Begum went to Syria to join Islamic State as a 15-year-old school girl and married a Dutch fighter shortly after her arrival.

His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad speaks at a press conference during the National Peace Symposium, at the Baitul Futuh Mosque, in Morden, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday March 9, 2019. See PA story POLITICS Syria. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Image:His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad told Sky News Shamima Begum is ‘not practising Islam’

Home Secretary Sajid Javid stripped her of her British citizenship, leaving her stateless pending any appeal, and living in a refugee camp in Syria.

Her infant son, named Jarrah, died on Friday – two days after being taken to hospital with breathing difficulties.

source:

http://www.news.sky.com

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