A PETITION to ban all ISIS members from returning to the UK has reached 26,000 signatures.
The petition has been highlighted since reports that an ISIS bride wanted to return to the UK.
Shamima Begum from Bethnal Green, married a Dutch convert to Islam in Syria and spoke of being “unfazed” when seeing severed heads in a bin for the first time.
The petition says: “By banning all returning ISIS members and by removing their citizenship and passports it would help keep the UK safe from terrorists and their actions. It would also save hundreds of thousands of pounds and time of the police and security services. It would also send a message to others that membership of a terrorist organisation will not be tolerated.”
Speaking to The Times of London, Begum who was aged 15 when she fled Britain to back ISIS, along with two others to join the ‘fight’ against the West and our values by marrying an ISIS fighter.
She has been found in a refugee camp in Syria and now wants to return so that her unborn child can be saved, despite showing not a single shred of remorse.
Begum even admitted that she is ‘weak’ for wanting to return to the West, and added that “seeing a severed head” in a bin in the ISIS stronghold “did not faze her at all”.
In a sinister statement, Begum said: “I am not the same silly little school girl who ran away from Bethnal Green four years ago.” and admitted that “I don’t regret coming here”
She described her life as “normal” in former ISIS capital, Raqqa despite “bombing and stuff.”
The only reason she wants to return is so she can use Britain’s National Health Service to “save her unborn child.” after two of her ISIS children died in Syria.
CALLS FOR BAN
UKIP Leader Gerard Batten said, “By her actions, Ms Begum has rejected British and Western cultural standards by joining Islamic State. It is unclear whether she took part in fighting herself; however, she displays no remorse or regrets for her actions.
“Britain must send a zero-tolerance message to anyone who leaves the country to join criminal terrorist organisations like Islamic State. Ms Begum should remain in Syria to face justice because that is where Islamic State have committed their crimes.”
Dr Kim Howells, a former Foreign Office and Counter-Terrorism Minister under the Blair government, told MailOnline: “She sounds to be completely unrepentant, she sounds cynical, she said she wasn’t fazed by the sight of these heads in a bin as she described it.
“And now she wants to take advantage of the NHS. You can bet your bottom dollar there will be a lobby to get this girl home on humanitarian grounds.”
Security minister Ben Wallace said “She’s a British citizen, she has rights. That’s the reality of it. It’s not about me or anyone else saying you can’t come.
“You have rights. But you know, don’t be surprised by what reception you get when you come back when it comes to investigations and law enforcement.”