ISIS Bride Of Terror Wants To Come ‘Home’

One of three girls who left east London in 2015 to join Daesh says that she has ‘no regrets’ about joining the death cult, but that she now wants to return to the UK.

In an interview with the Times, Shamima Begum, now 19, talked about seeing “beheaded heads” in bins – but said that the gruesome sight and barbarism of ISIS “did not faze her”.

Speaking from a detention camp in Syria, she said she was nine months pregnant and wanted to come home ‘for her baby’.

Many people have reacted angrily at the thought of allowing any former British citizens back into this country who willingly left these shores in order to join an organisation that was responsible for the cold-blooded murder of so many people.

Bethnal Green Academy pupils Ms Begum and Amira Abase were both 15, while Kadiza Sultana was 16, when they left the UK in February 2015.

They flew from Gatwick Airport to Turkey after telling their parents they were going out for the day. They later crossed the border into Syria.

After arriving in Raqqa, she stayed at a house with other newly arrived brides-to-be, she told the Times.

“I applied to marry an English-speaking fighter between 20 and 25 years old,” she said.

Ten days later she married a 27-year-old Dutch man who had converted to Islam before joining the terrorist organisation.

She has been with him since then, and the couple fled from Baghuz – the terror group’s last territory in eastern Syria – two weeks ago as Daesh lost more and more ground.

Her husband surrendered to a group of Syrian fighters as they left, and she is now one of 39,000 people in a detention camp in northern Syria.

Asked by Times journalist Anthony Loyd whether her experiences of living in the one-time IS stronghold of Raqqa had lived up to her aspirations, Ms Begum said:

“Yes, it did. It was like a normal life. The life that they show on the propaganda videos – it’s a normal life.

“Every now and then there are bombs and stuff. But other than that…”

She said that seeing her first “severed head” in a bin “didn’t faze me at all”.

“I’m not the same silly little 15-year-old schoolgirl who ran away from Bethnal Green four years ago,” she told Mr Loyd.

“I don’t regret coming here.”

At a time when our security services are monitoring thousands of potential terror suspects, many in the security services community feel that allowing failed ISIS members back into the UK would only undermine further the security of the country

The number of active terrorism investigations in the UK is currently at a record of over 700 ‘live’ investigations which is putting a huge strain on our security services.

Speaking recently to the Home Affairs Committee, the head of national counterterror policing, Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, told MPs that around 80 per cent of investigations by police and MI5 were looking into Islamist jihadis and 20 per cent “other”, including a “significant proportion from the right-wing”.

“There is no doubt whatsoever in my mind that the two ideologies, both perverse, are feeding each other,” Mr Basu said.

“The overriding threat to the UK remains from those inspired by Isis and the resurgent al-Qaeda, but our operations reflect a much broader range of dangerous ideologies, including very disturbingly rising extreme right-wing activity.”

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5 comments

  • Watch them let her in ,she still supports daesh but claims Uk nationality and is still classed as a UK citizen . Better just hand her over to the local authorities and let them investigate in their own way . But No the PC brigade would rather her be protected by the state she opposed, even the UK media is now spinning the sob story to the maximum .

    • Yup, and funded to the tune of a home and all the luxuries that hard working tax paying honest Brits can’t afford. Let her rot with all the rest of that filth along with her spawn of satan.

  • NO WAY. She fled UK to join a terror and she should stay with them and
    take the consequences. Do not listen to the sob stories. She made her bed and she should lie in it.

  • As for Basu, he states that right wing are a problem, but when anyone right of Corbyn is portrayed as being right wing and they ignore it’s just EXTREMISTS that are a POTENTIAL problem it really doesn’t help. Especially when you read some of the real numbers he uses: https://ctc.usma.edu/view-ct-foxhole-neil-basu-senior-national-coordinator-counterterrorism-policing-united-kingdom/

  • The apologists for this girl say she’s naive. But the same people are demanding that kids this age should have the vote.
    You can’t have it both ways.

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