UK: ‘Parents of British jihadists should take some responsibility and stop embracing victimhood’, says police terror chief

Fahmida Aziz (left), Sahima Begum (centre), and Abase Hussen (right), criticised police in front of a Home Affairs Select Committee when three London schoolgirls fled for Syria

The parents of teenagers who flee Britain to join ISIS should take more responsibility for their children’s actions, a senior police officer has said.

Sir Peter Fahy, one of the country’s leading counter terrorism officers, said families are more to blame for young jihadis who runaway to Syria than the police, schools or local authorities.

Rather than report their concerns to police for fear of being criticised, some parents are guilty of embracing ‘victimhood’ when their children leave, he claimed.

Sir Peter’s comments come after the families of three jihadi schoolgirls claimed police had not done enough to prevent their daughters from leaving the country.

Kadiza Sultana, 16, Amira Abase and Shamima Begum, both 15, fled their north London homes in February. They are thought to have joined former classmate Sharmeena Begum in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa.

Their families have since lambasted police for not warning them that Sharmeena had earlier travelled to Syria…


Of course they claim victimhood — the left has been encouraging this for decades.

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  • Pontifex Maximus
  • pdxnag

    If you teach that the book of evil is good then surely you can proudly take some the credit for their desire to do evil, or do good, whatever.

  • winniec

    DON’T want your child to be a JIHADIST?
    DON’T raise your kid as a Muslim.
    DON’T teach your kid that Sharia is god’s law,
    DON’T teach them the Koran is god’s book.
    DON’T teach them that Mohammed was more than a disgusting pedophile highwayman.
    DO TEACH THEM THE GOLDEN RULE is not in Islam.
    DO TEACH THEM that Islam is false!

  • Barrington Minge

    Mooslim = “it’s never my fault”