IS bride can return to UK to challenge removal of British citizenship

Shamima Begum, one of three east London schoolgirls who travelled to Syria to join so-called Islamic State, should be allowed to return to the UK to challenge the removal of her British citizenship, senior judges have ruled.

The 20-year-old left the UK in February 2015 and lived under IS rule for more than three years before she was found, nine months pregnant, in a refugee camp in February last year.

The then home secretary Sajid Javid revoked her British citizenship on national security grounds later that month.

a group of people riding on the back of a person: Shamima Begum leaving the UK with Kadiza Sultana and Amira Abase in 2015© PA Shamima Begum leaving the UK with Kadiza Sultana and Amira Abase in 2015a man wearing a hat: Shamima Begum told Sky News last year that she was just a 'housewife'© Other Shamima Begum told Sky News last year that she was just a ‘housewife’

In an interview with Sky News she claimed she was “just a housewife” during her four years in IS’ self-declared caliphate, where she married a young Dutch fighter called Yago Riedijk three weeks after arriving.

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2 replies

    • ….. and she was a minor when she left….

      Would she have got the same treatment if she had been a white Brit?!

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