ISIS Bride Shamima Begum is said to be “a bit shocked” that Home Secretary Sajid Javid banned her from returning to the UK by revoking her British citizenship.
Begum, 19 travelled from London to join Islamic State in Syria in 2015. “It’s “kind of heart-breaking” said Begum. “I don’t know what to say,” she told ITV News.
“I am not that shocked but I am a bit shocked. It’s a bit upsetting and frustrating. I feel like it’s a bit unjust on me and my son.”
“It’s kind of heart-breaking to read. My family made it sound like it would be a lot easier for me to come back to the UK when I was speaking to them in Baghouz. It’s kind of hard to swallow.
“I heard that other people are being sent back to Britain so I don’t know why my case is any different to other people, or is it just because I was on the news four years ago?” she said.
“Another option I might try with my family is my husband is from Holland and he has family in Holland. Maybe I can ask for citizenship in Holland. If he gets sent back to prison in Holland I can just wait for him while he is in prison.”