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Shamima Begum, the British schoolgirl who left the UK to join Islamic State when she was 15 has declared her intention to return to the UK.

She left with two of her friends, but now she has no idea where they are.

Begum spoke to BBC News that she never wanted to be an IS “poster girl,” adding that she now wants the UK’s forgiveness.

She supports “some British values,” she says, adding that while it was “wrong” innocent people died in the 2017 Manchester attack, it was “kind of retaliation” for attacks on IS.

She told Sky News she knew about IS executions before she left for Syria, and thinks that people should have sympathy “for everything (she has) been through.”

She said she didn’t do anything dangerous and was only a housewife when she went to Syria.

The UK Home Office has also revoked her British citizenship, a decision her lawyer and family say they are going to appeal.

Begum, who is now 19, said she’s prepared to return to the UK having lost her 2 other children and currently living in a camp.

Begum’s parents are originally from Bangladesh and it is not clear if she’s a Bangladesh citizen. Revoking her British citizenship, if she’s not a dual citizen, will be going against international law, but reports say the UK Home Office may have discovered she holds another citizenship.

She said she’s prepared to go to prison or undergo some kind of de-radicalisation programme upon return to the UK.

She wants her son to grow up in the UK, she says.

She cannot be tried for fleeing to Syria, however, if prosecutors can prove that she was involved in a crime, then she’ll be sued.

Watch her speak below:


  1. mulikat

    February 20, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    stay in Syria , or go back to land of her father and mother Bangladeshorany other muslim country, sheand her son is danger to uk people. the child have dna of a killer in him.

    • ND Babe

      February 21, 2019 at 12:45 am

      If Britain allows this girl and her children in then i know they are an empire going down in flames. THe girl is only wanting to leave Syria because there is no more cozyness. Fear don enter. But, you should be in a war – death or life. She is unrepentant, very entitled, and clearly has not drawn a parallel between the actions of her beloved dead husband, her brothers in arms, and the dead babies and humans left in their wake in Syria. Tanda there. Stay there and deal with it. You wan come chop bread. Stay in Syria and make Syria work for you. Psychopath. Very unrepentant and has a look in her eyes that suggests she will do it again if she had the chance.

  2. mulikat

    February 20, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    go back to Bangladesh if she dont want to stay in syria,or simple go any other muslim country, alll isis retunees are danger to the country the move in.

  3. Nedu

    February 20, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    Pathetic story. Sad end to a silly decision. I hope that the UK will forgive her.

    • Ajala & Foodie

      February 20, 2019 at 5:59 pm

      @Needy, forgive??? Don’t think so. She has said she does not regret her decision. She still a supporter of IS, at least of its beliefs. The only reason she wants to return to the UK is because she worries that her child will die like her other 2. This is actually not about forgiveness this is about protecting others. She is a danger to other citizens. It is totally silly of her and her family to expect otherwise from Britain. You believe the people you want help from are imbeciles and insist you don’t regret and still believe in all of that. I mean she said the Manchester attack was retaliation for military attack on IS i.e justified. You now want the people you believe should be killed to help save you and your son? That is stupidity at its peak. She thought being a British means she could go and come at will. Well, let you non-imbecile people take care of you and your child since the rest of us are dullards and idiots to do so. Rubbish!

  4. Ajala & Foodie

    February 20, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    ****@ Nedu, I mean not Needy” when you autocorrect is over sabi

  5. Lily festus

    February 20, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    Omg “Taking deep breaths”…… should we even be discussing this?

  6. Arinola

    February 21, 2019 at 12:20 am

    There isnt even any iota of regret in her voice. Chai. Even in her suffering state there is still a high presence of allegiance to the IS in her attitude and body language.
    They asked her opinion about her fam…the way she said “ehn they should keep trying” dazed me.
    This babe is a potential threat if allowed to return to the UK.

  7. Didi

    February 21, 2019 at 6:27 am

    This girl should be flogged and sent back to Isil.
    No remorse whatsoever, or even a sense of the gravity of the disaster path she laid for other girls who followed.
    Instead there’s a brattish sense of entitlement thats just pathetic.
    Flog her and send her back to isil

  8. Tink tink

    February 21, 2019 at 8:51 am

    The reporter kept asking her if she had a message for her family. It was as though he was trying to prompt her to at least say she loves them, or misses them, something!. Not once did she say either of those things, instead she made it about her, and what they should do for her. She should rot there, her heart is not in the right place.

  9. larz

    February 21, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Is the girl crazy? Yes. Should she be in jail? Yes if she is guilty of any crime. But should she be stripped of her citizenship? Common

    There are issues to consider:

    Number 1: there are international laws in place. You cant make people stateless. UK govt signed up to it

    Number 2: Developed/ wealthy country cant pull rank and pick and choose who they call Citizens. The girl was born, bred and educated in UK and now is the time they remember her Banglasdesh heritage? Common guys. Imagine the Michael dude in Woolwich beheading is sent back to naija because his parents were from Nigeria. Lets us not allow sentiments cloud our judgment. Will the same judgement be passed if she is from Germany, Australia or US? I bet then, they will send her to rehab and claim she was brainwashed. Or that she is too young when she made a decision. Excuses will be made for her.

    I see a future where less wealthy countries (including Nigeria) will be a dumping ground for criminals or “low calibre” ppl from wealthier nations. Kweku Adoboli did not pay a single day of tax in Ghana but they deported him to Ghana. UK benefitted from his output but returned him to a country that did not benefit from him/ his genius.

    First they started by deporting non-citizens, then they moved to naturalized citizens and now it is citizens with naturalized parents/ grandparents. Where does it stop? And what is interesting is that “victims” of these discrimination are egging them on.

    • obitalk

      February 21, 2019 at 5:35 pm

      such a smart response. Its tough and hard but if she was Caucasian white they would not strip her cause there would be nothing to strip. they should just send her to jail and give the child to a family that will love him. the child should not be punished for his parents deeds. he has no idea how or why he came into this world. This is just racial selective punishment. Its nothing to celebrate on Britain’s part, we will celebrate when they do it to a ‘pure’ white person then we will know…

  10. I'm just saying

    February 23, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    LOL @Obitalk, if a “pure white” person holding naturalised Nigerian citizenship, or born in Nigeria to white parents was saying the same thing about returning to Nigeria, you wont have the same sentiments.What is good for the goose is good for the gander.

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