ISIS bride Shamima Begum's family beg for baby's citizenship over fear she is 'damaged'

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Shamima Begum could have to live in a refugee camp in northern Syria for the next year, it has been revealed.

However, the teenager’s lawyer Tasnime Akunjee told the Daily Mirror her family want her week-old son to live in Britain, even though she cannot.

Despite insisting she is not a threat her family allegedly fears she could radicalise their grandchild.

Mr Akunjee said: “Shamima is highly damaged clearly, and the family don’t want the newborn brought up by her while she’s in that state of mind. They are eager to take the baby and bring him up while her situation is sorted.”

Mr Akunjee also said “she could well be there for in excess of a year” days after she begged to come home to the UK.

Begum, 19, arrived in Syria aged 15 and has had three children, one as recently as a week ago.

However, the teen from Bethnal Green who married a terrorist said her first two children died of malnutrition.

Her lawyer who is working for free said he plans for her to get to an embassy in Iraq if her new baby has any hope of leaving the country sooner.

Ms Begum said she is “willing to change” after initially saying she had ‘no regrets’ about joining ISIS.

She also claimed she was merely a house wife and that her life in the IS stronghold Raqqa was ‘normal’.

The Home Secretary Sajid Javid has blocked her from re-entering Britain.

Her neighbours earlier supported that decision.

Moulana Abdul Malik, 51, imam at the Baitul Aman mosque near where Begum grew up said Sajid Javid’s was right to revoke her citizenship.

He told the Times: “It might not really be in her heart.

“People who are brainwashed may not have changed their habits – those who go to extremism will not change.

“We think the decision taken by the Home Office was correct. I’m worried if Shamima Begum does return, she might influence other people.”

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