Ex-Daesh Bride Shamima Begum Says She Was ‘Dumb Kid’ Who Made ‘One Mistake,’ Wants UK Return

Shamima Begum fled the UK aged 15 and weded a jihad terrorist in Syria. The since denaturalised British-born woman sparked a broad debate in 2019 after voicing her desire to return to the UK.

Ex-Daesh* bride Shamima Begum, currently held in Syria’s Al-Roj prison camp, has again begged to be allowed back into the UK, reports the Daily Mail.

In a new documentary filmed at the detention facility, the 21-year old said:

Dressed in jeans and a cap, Begum – who is banned from travelling to the UK after her British citizenship was revoked and a court blocked her return citing security concerns – added:

She was interviewed by filmmaker Andrew Drury for his “Danger Zone” doc. In a reference to her recent “makeover,” which has seen her swap a full-length chador gown and black hijab for jeans and a hoodie, she said:

When Drury, who makes documentaries from war zones for Netflix, asked her what she would say to people in the UK, she replied: “Can I come home please, pretty please?”

Since meeting the woman, Drury has argued her case, saying she should be allowed to return to the UK to stand trial.

He added that he thought the “vulnerable 21-year-old” had committed a “childish mistake.”

‘Legal Black Hole’

Born to Bangladeshi parents, Begum left her home in Bethnal Green, East London, together with two other teenage girls, to travel to Syria through Turkey to join the terrorist organisation in 2015.

She subsequently married a Dutch-born jihadist and gave…

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