British Taxpayers To Fund Legal Aid To Help ISIS Bride Return to UK
Jihadi bride had citizenship revoked
British jihadi bride Shamima Begum who left the UK to join Islamic State in Syria is to receive large sums of taxpayer-funded legal aid from the British government even though her citizenship revoked.
Begum married Dutch citizen jihadi fighter with whom she had three children.
But following the loss of her British citizenship, she IS now about to receive large amounts of public money to help fight her case to return to the UK.
According to the BBC, the decision to grant her financial aid to challenge the government’s decision has already been made.
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said, “on a personal level, it makes me very uncomfortable because she made a series of choices and she knew the choices she was making, so I think we made decisions about her future based on those choices.”
He added, “However, we are a country that believes that people with limited means should have access to the resources of the state if they want to challenge the decisions the state has made about them and, for obvious reasons, those decisions are made independent from politicians.”
“The decision to deprive her of her citizenship was taken by a politician. The decision about whether she accesses legal aid or not has to be done independently,” reports the Daily Telegraph.
Tory MP Philip Davies branded the decision “absolutely disgusting,” adding, “How she has been allowed to sponge off taxpayers’ money to get back into a country that she hates is absolutely ridiculous.”
According to Breitbart: Despite volunteering to live under the brutal regime of the Islamic State, Begum has pleaded her innocence, claiming she was lured to Syria under pretenses and was a simple housewife under the system.
Current evidence has since come to light; however, that suggests that Begum was allowed to carry a Kalashnikov rifle and was a ‘morality enforcer’ in the caliphate, enforcing rules such as strict dress codes for women.
In this role, she is believed to have seen many women lashed or imprisoned for violating strict IS laws.
One activist said of the morality enforcers and Begum herself, “some of them were very harsh, and the local population became very scared,” and that they all “knew Begum well.”
Begum, who previously spoke of being unmoved by seeing a decapitated head in a bin, is currently in a Syrian refugee camp where she has been since the collapse of the IS caliphate.
She has requested to return to Britain, but Home Secretary Sajid Javid revoked her citizenship in February.
The jihadi bride has now recruited one of the UK’s top human rights lawyers to defend her in her bid to be allowed to return to the UK.
Gareth Peirce has previously represented hate preacher Abu Qatada and has been previously described as representing “every accused Jihadist and IRA suspect.”