Jihadi bride Shamima Begum NOT allowed to return to UK to challenge British citizenship after losing Supreme Court bid

JIHADI bride Shamima Begum has lost her legal battle to return to the UK to appeal over the removal of her British citizenship.

The Supreme Court today ruled in favour of the Government and said Begum cannot come back to Britain for a court case to reclaim her British passport.

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The Government had fought to stop Shamima Begum being granted the right to come back to appeal after she was stripped of her ­British passport[/caption]

Begum was 15 when she left her home in Bethnal Green, East London and fled to Syria to marry an ISIS terrorist.

Then-Home Secretary Sajid Javid revoked her citizenship on national security grounds after she was discovered pregnant in a refugee camp in 2019 and announced she wanted to return to the UK.

Now 21, she has been stuck in northern Syria ever since.

The Court of Appeal last year said she should be allowed to return to the UK to pursue her appeal against the decision.

The court ruled that “the only way in which she can have a fair and effective appeal is to be permitted to come into the United Kingdom to pursue her appeal”

But the Government challenged the ruling at the Supreme Court and was backed by the highest court in the land today.

Priti Patel said allowing her to return to the UK “would create significant national security risks” and expose the public to “an increased risk of terrorism”.

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Begum was 15 when she left Bethnal Green in East London and married an ISIS terrorist in Syria[/caption]

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Priti Patel said Begum coming back to the UK ‘would create significant national security risks’[/caption]

When Begum was discovered and stripped of her citizenship, her own dad slammed her choice to run away to join the terror group.

Ahmed Ali said he was “on the side of the government” and condemned her lack of remorse before claiming he was misquoted.

Had Begum been able to leave the camp in Syria and return to the UK to launch her appeal, it is likely the Government would have struggled to send Begum back to a war-torn country.

Begum was one of three schoolgirls from Bethnal Green Academy who left their homes and families to join ISIS, shortly after Sharmeena Begum – who is no relation – travelled to Syria in December 2014.

Kadiza Sultana and Amira Abase, then 16 and 15 respectively, and Ms Begum boarded a flight from Gatwick Airport to Istanbul, Turkey, on February 17 2015, before making their way to Raqqa in Syria.

Begum claims she married Dutch convert Yago Riedijk 10 days after arriving in ISIS territory, with all three of her school friends also reportedly marrying foreign ISIS fighters.

She told The Times last February that she left Raqqa in January 2017 with her husband but her children, a one-year-old girl and a three-month-old boy, had both since died.

What did Shamima Begum do?

Begum and two pals – Kadiza Sultana and Amira Abase – ran away to Syria in February 2015.

Begum used her elder sister’s passport to flee with her Bethnal Green Academy friends.

The trio flew to Turkey and then crossed the border into Syria with the aid of smugglers.

Within weeks of arriving, Shamima was married to Isis jihadi Yago Riedijk, 27, from Holland.

They had two children who died from malnutrition and disease.

The couple were separated as they fled Baghouz, the village where a few hundred Isis fighters were holed up in a desperate last stand.

Shamima ended up in a Kurdish refugee camp where she gave birth to her third child.

Eldest sister Renu revealed that her family had lost contact with her for the “longest time” until she was found by a Times journalist.

She said in 2019: “I’m not the same silly little 15-year-old schoolgirl who ran away from Bethnal Green four years ago.

“I could not endure the suffering and hardship that staying on the battlefield involved.

“But I was also frightened that the child I am about to give birth to would die like my other children if I stayed on. So I fled the caliphate. Now all I want to do is come home to Britain.”

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Shamima Begum has been stuck in a refugee camp in northern Syria since having her British passport revoked[/caption]


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