If only we could squeeze Shamima Begum (hijab, prayer mat, Koran and all) into H.G. Wells’ time machine and catapult the ISIS bride to the era of Guy Fawkes, we might just about solve our problem with jihadi Judases returning to Britain.
In merry olde England, we’d truss up a traitor and get a bad-tempered horse to yank him across hard ground. Then we’d then string him on IKEA-like gallows, disembowel, behead and carve the quisling into four quarters. The fairer sex didn’t get hung, drawn and quartered—a female turncoat was simply burned.
Shamima Begum: I am willing to change to keep British citizenship
Nineteen-year-old who joined Isis asks UK to show ‘a bit more mercy’ in assessing her case
Rasheed Benyahia was in a hurry. Like so many young adults going places in Britain today, he needed to get a move on.
If Monday 1 June 2015 had been a normal working day, he would have been out of the door before the rest of his family, running for the bus. That was his life as a 19-year-old engineering apprentice.
British government security orders that can be placed on known extremists are so expensive to enforce they are hardly ever used, leaving the majority of returning jihadists to “roam free”.
The arrangements made for Islamist extremists living in the United Kingdom has come under intense scrutiny in the wake of the rediscovery of a former London schoolgirl who defected to the Islamic State in 2015, who now wants to come to Britain to raise an ISIS fighter’s son.
The same applies in Canada. The cost of Islam is huge.
Officials have been forced to take action in more than 150 cases where children were in danger of being radicalised, figures show.
The family courts – which have powers to take youngsters into care – have seen a wave of cases driven by returning jihadi mothers, a report revealed.
The ground-breaking study by the Henry Jackson Society (HJS), an influential security think-tank, concluded Islamic State bride Shamima Begum is likely to see her Syria-born son Jerah removed from her care if she manages to return to Britain.
A man accused of plotting a terrorist bomb attack in the UK has appeared in court charged with inciting an atrocity in Germany.
Fatah Mohammed Abdullah, 33, was arrested in December last year after he allegedly bought “explosive pre-cursors” online.
Last week, he was charged with inciting two people to commit a terror attack in Germany following a joint investigation between UK and German police.
In Canada Justin Trudeau would have appointed her to a top paying job in government by now.
Shamima Begum, the teenager who travelled from east London to Syria to join Islamic State in 2015, has described Home Office plans to strip her of citizenship as “kind of heart-breaking”.
Shamima Begum: will the plan to revoke her citizenship succeed?
“I don’t know what to say,” she told ITV News. “I am not that shocked but I am a bit shocked. It’s a bit upsetting and frustrating. I feel like it’s a bit unjust on me and my son.”
More… A very punch-able face
UK Always Seems to Make Wrong Decision – Katie Hopkins on Returning Islamists
Shamima Begum, who joined the Islamic State group in Syria aged 15, is to lose her UK citizenship, the family’s lawyer has said.
In a statement posted on Twitter, Tasnime Akunjee said the family were “disappointed” with the decision and were considering “all legal avenues” to challenge it.
A British jihadi bride allowed to return to the UK after joining Islamic State (IS) has escaped prosecution – despite being told by a judge she is too dangerous to raise her daughter.
Described in court documents seen by The Mail on Sunday as an extremist who lied about her views, the woman spent two years living with her husband at the heart of the terror group’s so-called caliphate in Syria.
But this newspaper can reveal she is now at large in East London where it is understood she has been given a council flat at taxpayers’ expense.
The brother of two British teenagers killed fighting for Islamists in Syria has died in hospital after being stabbed in a car after it crashed.
Abdul Deghayes, from Brighton, died in the early hours of Sunday morning in the East Sussex city, Sussex Police confirmed as they announced they had launched a murder investigation.
The 22-year-old was found just before 9.30pm on Saturday in the passenger seat of a silver Volkswagen Polo which had crashed into other cars, police said.
I see the UN is spending our money to feed and house Muslim terrorists. Great.
Reema Iqbal is talking to us from behind the plastic sheeting which marks the tented area which is now her home in Roj camp in northeast Syria.
She is not wearing the all-covering black Islamic dress and veil that most of the women walking around the camp are dressed in.
She’s instead in a T-shirt with shoulder-length hair which is wavy and flowing.
The first thing that strikes me is how healthy she appears. Her hair is shiny; her skin is glowing and flawless, and her teeth are white.
Pity if someone were to beat the shit out of her. I think the Kurds/SDF should just dispose of this trash. No questions asked.
That face is very punchable. No?
IS bride Shamima Begum tells Sky News: ‘A lot of people should have sympathy for me’
They climbed down from the trucks in a cloud of dust. More than 1,000 women and children had just left the last few square miles of Isis-held territory, broken and exhausted from fleeing the last battle.
Waiting for them at the screening point in the Syrian desert last month were stern-looking Kurdish intelligence officials and US special forces soldiers. As far as they were concerned, these families who had stayed in the caliphate until its dying days were willing supporters of Isis.
More than 20,000 women and children have gone through the same process in the past two months, before moving on to al-Hol displacement camp further north. Shamima Begum, the British teenager who fled her home in Bethnal Green to join Isis, would have made the same journey not so long ago.
Scotland Yard is investigating an allegation of sexual assault made against the former Canadian High Commissioner to Britain by a female London embassy worker.
The Daily Telegraph can disclose that Gordon Campbell, a prominent politician who served as premier of British Columbia for more than a decade, has been reported to police, accused of groping a member of staff in 2013.
The complaint has been passed to the Foreign Office, which is facilitating discussions between the force and the Canadian authorities.
Whitehall sources indicated that Canada may open its own inquiry and could waive Mr Campbell’s diplomatic immunity if asked to do so.
A spokesman for Mr Campbell said: “This complaint was transparently disclosed and became the subject of a full due diligence investigation at the time by the government of Canada and was found to be without merit.”
Mr Campbell’s alleged victim, Judith Prins, today breaks her silence to accuse him of groping her before a meeting at Canada House, the country’s embassy in Trafalgar Square.
JIHADI brides like Shamima Begum who ran away to join Islamic State in Syria are “potentially very dangerous” when they return to the UK, Britain’s spy chief warned yesterday.
Alex Younger, head of MI6, said British-born IS fighters pose an “extremely complex problem” for the authorities when they come home. Mr Younger spoke after Home Secretary Sajid Javid vowed to block Begum’s return to the UK. The heavily-pregnant 19-year-old, now in a refugee camp in northern Syria and who has already lost two children, says she wants to come home to have her baby – the child of a Dutch IS fighter.