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Shamima Begum Is Worried She'll Be Killed In Her Syrian Refugee Camp

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Shamima Begum Is Worried She'll Be Killed In Her Syrian Refugee Camp

Shamima Begum is growing increasingly concerned about her welfare as she continues to live in a Syrian refugee camp.

The former ISIS bride, who is begging to come back to the UK, said the situation has become tense inside the Al Roj camp, which is home to hundreds of women and children.

She revealed a spate of suspicious tent fires has made her fear for her life.

"When the first tent fire happened we just got back to normal and then the second fire happened and then we just live in fear constantly," she told the Daily Mail.

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"In the past few months they have happened more than they've happened in the past few years."

Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV

Since renouncing her ties to Islamic State, she has decided to ditch traditional Muslim styles of dress and wear bright coloured tops and jeans instead.

While the al Roj camp has banned the colour black because of its association with ISIS, along with black face veils, there are still some devout Islamic people living there who, Begum believes, have taken issue with her Western lifestyle.

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A source close to her claimed in an interview with The Sun that she has already had her tent firebombed by someone in the camp.

She reckons she could be targeted again if authorities inside the camp don't crack down on the threats.

Begum believes she could be an asset to the British government in addressing extremism.

Begum (right) leaving the UK to join ISIS in 2015. Credit: PABegum (right) leaving the UK to join ISIS in 2015. Credit: PA

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She previously told Prime Minister Boris Johnson: "You are clearly struggling with extremism and terrorism in your country. I could very much help you with that because you clearly don't know what you're doing.

"I want them to see me as an asset rather than a threat to them."

She joined the terror group in 2015 at the age of 15 and married jihadi Yago Riedijk. The couple had three children together, however they have all died.

The former East Londoner, who is now 22, had her UK citizenship revoked in 2019 and she has been living in the Syrian camp ever since.

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She's been begging to come back and face the consequences of fleeing Britain to join Islamic State.

"I feel like the only crime I committed was coming here so I would be willing to go to prison for that," she said. "But for the accusations against me, I'm just going to have to fight against them."

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Topics: News, Shamima Begum

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