How jihadi bride’s family sought help from hardline Isis apologists Cage…not police

The jihadi bride who persuaded three friends to follow her to Syria was brought up in a strict Muslim household which turned to Islamic State apologists Cage when she disappeared, it emerged yesterday.

Sharmeena Begum, 15, was raised by her uncle Shamim Miah, a devout Muslim and former religious scholar.

He encouraged her to pray each dawn before classes at Bethnal Green Academy in Tower Hamlets.