Shamima Begum: teenage Jihadi bride told there is 'no way' she will be allowed back to UK

29 September 2019, 08:07 | Updated: 29 September 2019, 08:29

Shamima Begum has been told there is 'no way' she will be allowed back to the UK
Shamima Begum has been told there is 'no way' she will be allowed back to the UK. Picture: PA

By Asher McShane

British Jihadi bride Shamima Begum has been told that there is “no way” she will be allowed back into the UK.

Ms Begum, 19, fled Britain to join Islamic State in 2015.

The schoolgirl from east London married Dutch-Born Yago Riedijk and spent more than three years living with jihadis.

She pleaded last week to be allowed to return home for “therapy,” saying that her only role in the caliphate was to “make babies.”

(L-R) 15-year-old Amira Abase, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and Shamima Begum, 15 at Gatwick in 2015
(L-R) 15-year-old Amira Abase, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and Shamima Begum, 15 at Gatwick in 2015. Picture: PA

When Ms Begum’s request was put to Home Secretary Priti Patel, she replied: “No way, no way.”

Ms Patel said it was “quite reassuring” to see that she was still in Syria.

The Home Secretary told the Sun: “Our job is to keep our country safe.

“We don’t need people who have done harm and left our country to be part of a death cult and to perpetrate that ideology.

“We cannot have people who would do us harm allowed to enter our country – and that includes this woman.

"Everything I see in terms of security and intelligence, I am simply not willing to allow anybody who has been an active supporter or campaigner for IS in this country."

Ms Begum has claimed she is suffering from mental health problems and that she now "hates" so-called IS following the death of her three babies.

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