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Shamima Begum Claims ISIS Wives Tried To Firebomb Her Tent

Anish Vij

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Shamima Begum Claims ISIS Wives Tried To Firebomb Her Tent

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Shamima Begum says that ISIS wives attempted to firebomb her tent in the Al-Roj camp in Syria where she lives.

She joined the terror group in 2015 at the age of 15, however, after she left, the now 22-year-old, has reportedly become a prime target for ISIS.

The Home Office revoked her UK citizenship in 2019 and she has continued to live in the Syrian camp, where she now wears Western clothes, as opposed to traditional wear.

A source told The Sun that the switch of wardrobe had angered locals.

They reportedly said: "Wearing trainers and make-up has angered the wives."

The former East-Londoner is married to jihadi Yago Riedijk and the couple had three children together, who have all died.

Two months ago, she reiterated her desire to come back the UK on Good Morning Britain.

Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV

During the interview, Begum was asked by Reid why the British public should forgive her, and told the hosts: "Because I made a mistake at a very young age, most young people don't know what they want to do with their lives.

"I know it's very hard for the British people to try and forgive me."

Reid later described ISIS as a 'death cult', to which Begum responded that - when she left the UK - she had no idea how bad they actually were.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

She said: "I thought it was an Islamic community,

"I think - yes - I was groomed and taken advantage of.

"I did not know that there was war...

"Well, I did know there was a war, but not where women and children were living. I did not know that ISIS were trying to take over the world.

"The reason I came to Syria was not for any violent reasons, I did not want to hurt anyone in Syria or anywhere else in the world."

She added: "At the time I did not know it (so-called Islamic State) was a death cult, I thought it was an Islamic community I was joining.

"I was being fed a lot of information on the internet by people."

Topics: Shamima Begum

Anish Vij
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