Shamima Begum latest news: Isis’ bride asks forgiveness in GMB interview
Shamima Begum says she “would rather die” than go back to Isis
Shamima Begum apologized to the British people, saying there was “no evidence” that she was a key player in the preparation of terrorist acts and that she was ready to prove her innocence in court.
The 22-year-old, from east London, has had her British citizenship revoked by the Home Office for national security reasons and is currently living in a camp in Syria.
It comes after she traveled with two other schoolgirls to Syria to join Isis in 2015.
In her first live TV interview, Isis’ former wife told ITV Hello Great Britain she could be “an asset” in the fight against terrorism, claiming that she had been “prepared” to flee to Syria as a “stupid” and impressionable child.
She also said she was “fairly sure” that Sajid Javid would change his mind about his citizenship – a decision he made while he was Home Secretary – if the couple met in the face of face.
But the health secretary defended the decision to revoke Begum’s citizenship as “very fair” and countered her claims that she had played no role in Isis’ terrorism.
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Joe middletonSeptember 15, 2021 4:28 PM
‘It is unworthy of us as a nation to shirk our responsibility to British nationals,’ said the Tory MP
Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell, co-chair of the all-party parliamentary group on the British trade in Syria, has suggested the government shirk its responsibility to British nationals.
He said: ‘Since when was a schoolgirl too much for the UK justice system?
“Not only is the UK out of step with our allies repatriating their citizens, it is also unworthy of us as a nation to shirk our responsibility to UK nationals and, as security experts have warned , it makes us all less secure. “
Chiara GiordanoSeptember 15, 2021 4:01 PM
Government should repatriate British detainees to Syria like Shamima Begum, human rights charity says
Maya Foa, director of human rights charity Reprieve, said the government should repatriate Britons like Shamima Begum living in camps in Syria.
She said: “The UK is more than capable of handling cases of Britons being held in these camps, many of whom have been trafficked by ISIS after being treated online.
“The alternative is that they be transferred to undergo torture and the death penalty in Iraq or in Syria controlled by Assad.
“The British government should listen to our allies like the United States and repatriate British detainees to Syria. “
Chiara GiordanoSeptember 15, 2021 3:41 PM
Key points and reaction from the GMB interview
Here is a summary of the key points of Shamima Begum GMB interview and how people reacted:
Chiara GiordanoSeptember 15, 2021 3:08 PM
Piers Morgan says ‘monster’ Shamima Begum should be ‘left to rot’ after TV appearance
Old Hello Great Britain Presenter Piers Morgan has said Shamima Begum should be “left to rot” after appearing on television this morning.
He wrote on Twitter: “As well, I’m not interviewing this lying, whining, cold-hearted, selfish monster bride or I would have seriously lost my temper by now. Begum should never be allowed to return to Britain.
“Let her rot in the bed of terror she made for herself.”
Chiara GiordanoSeptember 15, 2021 2:28 PM
Janet Street-Porter says she could ‘forgive’ Shamima Begum
Janet Street-Porter said she can forgive Shamima Begum after her interview this morning.
The broadcaster argued that the 22-year-old was just a child when she left the UK to marry an Isis fighter and was treated by the terrorist group.
Speaking on ITV’s Loose Women, she said, “If a child is being cared for, I think you have to understand the pressures that were placed on her.
“I’m not asking for sympathy for her now, but I can find in my heart to forgive her, but I can see bringing her back to England is causing all kinds of problems.”
Chiara GiordanoSeptember 15, 2021 2:18 PM
Shamima Begum says she can’t go to Bangladesh because she could face the death penalty
When asked why she couldn’t come to Bangladesh as a citizen by descent, Shamima Begum said Hello Great Britain she would face the death penalty there.
She said: “I have never been to Bangladesh, I am not claiming Bangladeshi citizenship.
“Bangladesh has already said they will never let me go back and they said if I ever come back it will be the death penalty for me.”
Begum added: “How can a country like the UK, which does not believe in the death penalty, expect me to go to a country where I will be killed.”
Chiara GiordanoSeptember 15, 2021 1:35 PM
“No one can hate me more than I hate myself for what I have done”
Begum said that “no one can hate me more than I hate myself for what I have done”.
She said Hello Great Britain: “I know that there are people no matter what I say or what I do, they won’t believe that I have changed, will believe that I want to help.
“But for those who have even a drop of mercy, compassion and empathy in their hearts, I tell you from the bottom of my heart that I regret every decision I have made since entering Syria and I will live with it. that for the rest of my life.
“You might forget it one day, but I’ll take it to my grave, that feeling of regret and that feeling of disgust with myself.
“No one can hate me more than I hate myself for what I’ve done and all I can say is I’m sorry and just give me a second chance.”
Chiara GiordanoSeptember 15, 2021 1:15 PM
Isis’ ex-bride denies decision to stop wearing hijab was a publicity stunt
Begum said the decision to stop wearing the hijab was a decision she made for herself and denied that the decision was a publicity stunt.
She said: “I haven’t worn a hijab for maybe over a year now. I took it off for myself, because I felt very tight in the hijab, I felt like I was wearing a hijab. not to be myself.
“And I feel like it makes me happy that I don’t wear the hijab. I don’t do it for anyone other than myself.
“I had many opportunities to let people take pictures of me without my hijab on, but I didn’t.”
Chiara GiordanoSeptember 15, 2021 12:55 PM
Watch: Shamima Begum says she “would rather die” than go back to Isis
Shamima Begum said she “would rather die” than go back to Isis.
The 22-year-old said she had been “manipulated and cared for” by the jihadists of Isis during an interview with Hello Great Britain.
Speaking from a refugee camp, Isis’ former wife said she was “exploited” when she left Britain for Syria at the age of 15.
“I would rather die than return to ISIS,” Begum said after being questioned whether she would still be with the group if they had not been destroyed.
She says she was unaware that Isis “was a death cult” when she joined.
Watch the full video with his comments below:
Watch: Shamima Begum says she “would rather die” than go back to Isis
Shamima Begum says she was “manipulated and cared for” by the jihadists of Isis during an interview with Good Morning Britain. Speaking from a refugee camp, the 22-year-old said she was “exploited” when she left Britain for Syria at the age of 15. would still be with the group if they hadn’t been destroyed. She claims she was unaware that Isis “was a cult of death” when she joined. In February 2019, the UK government revoked Begum’s UK citizenship and said she would never be allowed to return.
Chiara GiordanoSeptember 15, 2021 12:13 PM