Mother of Daesh ‘Beatles’ Jihadi Launches Second Legal Bid to Bring Son Back to Britain

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Debate over how the UK government should respond to returning Daesh fighters is largely split. Some argue that they should be left to languish in prisons in northern Syria, while others say that British fighters should be brought home to face justice.

The mother of British Daesh fighter, El Shafee Elsheikh, is due to launch a new high court bid this month to force the UK government to bring him home to stand trial.

Maha Elgizouli, whose son is one of the so-called Daesh* ‘Beatles,’ reportedly claims that according to her lawyer, there is now enough evidence to bring Mr Elsheikh, 30, to stand trial in the UK rather than to allow him to be taken to the US where it is very likely that he will face the death sentence for the murder of American and British journalists and aid workers in Syria while fighting with Daesh.

Mr Elsheikh and his fellow inmate in Syria, Alexanda Kotey, 35, were both members of the Beatles cell, which stands accused of beheading seven Westerners and were this week moved from Kurdish detention facilities in northern Syria to an “undisclosed location” in Iraq. It is believed that they will soon be flown to Virginia in the US where they will stand trial. US President Donald Trump has previously referred to the men as “the worst of the worst.”

Elsheikh and Kotey, both from West London, were stripped of their British citizenship for fighting with Daesh.

Miss Elgizouli will reportedly take legal…

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