ISIS bride Shamima claims ‘I don’t hate UK – my only crime was going to Syria’

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ISIS bride Shamima Begum has claimed that she has only committed the crime of going to Syria and said she is ready to go to the UK for trial.

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The Bethnal Green schoolgirl was 15 years old when she fled the UK in 2015 to join an Islamic terrorist group and is now living at the Al-Roz camp in Syria after her British citizenship was stripped.

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Shamima Begum claimed the only crime she had committed was going to Syriacredit: Sky News
She also claimed she was groomed by friends and older men she met online before leaving for Syria

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She also claimed she was groomed by friends and older men she met online before leaving for Syria

She also claimed that she was groomed by friends and older men she met online before leaving for Syria.

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Appeared in an interview with Begum sky News Dressed in Western-style clothing – yoga leggings, a pink sweatshirt and a black baseball cap and not strict Islamic State attire.

Addressing the allegations she had committed atrocities as part of ISIS, she claimed it was “completely false”, adding that the only crime she committed was to “come here” in Syria.

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She said she expected to go to jail after the trial in Britain.

“I am ready to fight him in the court of law but I am not being given a chance,” he said.

The Begum also claimed that she was framed for “weeks and weeks and maybe even months and months. It wasn’t just a decision I made too quickly, it was a decision I thought about for a while.” “

“I didn’t hate Britain, I really hated my life,” she told Sky News. “I was feeling very constricted, and I felt I couldn’t live the life I wanted in Britain as a British woman.”

The Begum, now 22, also expressed her fears about the increasing level of violence at the camp and the number of fires that have erupted recently, fearing her high profile makes her a target for other prisoners.

She said: “For a long time this [the camp] Wasn’t violent but for some reason living here has become even more scary.

“Maybe the women are tired of waiting for something.”

The Begum also revealed that while she misses her family she is currently not talking to them and admitted that she failed them.

“I don’t think they failed me,” she said. “In a way, I failed them. When the time is right, I want to reconcile.”

The Begum also addressed the issue of marrying 29-year-old Dutch ISIS fighter Yago Riedijk after leaving for Syria.

While she admitted that they are still officially married, she said that she does not sympathize with him or even remember him.

She has a small group of friends at the camp who support her, a Dutch prisoner called Hafdda Haddoch, who says the Begum often hides in her tent for weeks.

‘There is no plan B’

When asked what she would do if the government refused to change her status and restore her citizenship, she simply replied: “There is no Plan B”.

In September this year, Good Morning Britain was flooded with complaints after an interview with the Begum aired.

ITV Breakfast Show receives 273 complaints after airing exclusive interview

In July 2020, the Court of Appeal ruled that the Begum should be allowed to return to the UK in order to impartially oppose the decision by properly instructing lawyers.

The decision was appealed to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, which ruled unanimously against him in February, thus overturning the decision of the Court of Appeal.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid, who took the decision to revoke Shamima Begum’s citizenship as Home Secretary, said “it was absolutely the right decision to protect the British people”.

Begum said she wants to reconcile her family in UK

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Begum said she wants to reconcile her family in UKcredit: Sky News
The Begum also revealed that while she misses her family she is not currently talking to them

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The Begum also revealed that while she misses her family she is not currently talking to themcredit: ABC
Begum said she expected to go to jail if allowed back to UK

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Begum said she expected to go to jail if allowed back to UK

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