SHAMIMA Begum has moaned about being made an example of while other British ISIS brides are using false names to avoid being stripped of their UK citizenship.
The 19-year-old from east London regrets speaking to so many journalists and drawing attention to herself as she believes it has now backfired with Home Secretary Sajid Javid removing her Bristish citizenship.
Shamima Begum moans that she is being made an example of and regrets drawing attention to her case[/caption]
At the same time, Kurdish officials running camps in Syria said that groups of British women were giving false names to avoid attention.
Camp managers and captives at the Al-Hol base told the Mail on Sunday that British jihadi brides were scared after hearing Ms Begum’s story.
Ms Bagum told the Telegraph: “They are making an example of me. I regret speaking to the media. I wish I had stayed low and found a different way to contact my family. That’s why I spoke.”
The teenager is living with her week-old son, Jarrar, in a corner of the camp designated for foreigners.
The government argues it is legal to strip her of UK citizenship because she is eligible for Bangladeshi citizenship, although Bangladesh has said it will not accept her.
Ms Bagum said: “There’s nothing there in Bangladesh. I don’t have the passport and I don’t speak the language. I’ve never been to Bangladesh in my entire life.”
Ms Bagum’s case has sparked debate across the country.
Some argue that she does not deserve to return to the country she abandoned, while others say that she was radicalised in the UK and so the British state should take responsibility for that and take her back.
Ms Bagum sparked outrage when she
The Home Office are also considering appeals being made by Jack letts, nicknamed Jihadi Jack, who wants to return to the UK.
He is in a Kurdish prison camp in Northern Syria, where he has been for the past two years.
The influx of refugees comes as ISIS is driven out of its last stronghold, Baghouz.
The Home Office said last night: “In recent days the home secretary has clearly stated that his priority is the safety and security of Britain and the people who live here. In order to protect this country, he has the power to deprive someone of their British citizenship where it would not render them stateless.”
A displaced Syrian woman walks through Begum’s squalid Syrian refugee camp[/caption]