Shamima Begum Bio – Wiki
Shamima Begum was born in England to parents of Bangladeshi heritage. She was brought up in the London area of Bethnal Green where she received her secondary education at the Bethnal Green Academy. Together with her friends Amira Abase and Kadiza Sultana, she left the UK in February 2015, at the age of fifteen. The trio traveled via Turkey, to join the jihad in Syria.
Shortly after her disappearance, Begum’s family hoped to learn that she and her school friends had only traveled to ISIL territory to bring back their friend Sharmeena Begum (no relation), who had traveled there in 2014.
British ISIS bride Shamima Begum’s bid to regain her British citizenship was rejected Friday at its initial stage, according to reports. Her citizenship was revoked a year ago after she was found living in a Syrian refugee camp.
She is 20 years old.
Shamima Begum Initial Bid to Regain UK Citizenship Rejected By the Court
Begum wants to go back to the U.K. for therapy after the deaths of her three young children in Syria, Sky News reported.
She claims she has been left stateless after her citizenship was revoked. Last year, Begun insisted the terror group “brainwashed” her into believing everything that she was told.
“I have sat down and thought about how long I would have to stay here. And I have kind of accepted that I will have to stay here, I will have to make this like a second home,” she told the London Times.
It’s only lawful in the U.K. to strip a person of their citizenship if the person is entitled to citizenship of another country, Sky News reported.
The Special Immigration Appeals Commission, which hears national security cases and issued Friday’s ruling, said she could instead turn to Bangladesh for citizenship.