• News
  • People

Gemma Atkinson says Shamima Begum must NOT be allowed back in UK

Gemma Atkinson says Shamima Begum must NOT be allowed back in UK

"I don't want to take care of my child in this camp because I'm afraid he might even die in this camp", she said.

The 24-year-old former University of Alabama student says she is anxious about the future of her young child, a boy called Adam whose father is her second ISIS husband, and is begging the U.S. and her family for forgiveness.

The fate of foreigners who joined Islamic State has become an increasingly urgent issue as US -backed fighters prepare to capture the militant group's last stronghold in eastern Syria.

She claimed the schoolgirls - Sharmeena Begum and the unnamed passenger - were on separate flights.

Ms Begum conceded the terror attack was "wrong", but said it was explained to her as "an act of retaliation". "Not just the fighting videos, but yeah the fighting videos as well, I guess".

"Who's there to guide her, talk to her - why is she so lost within her soul that she thinks that's the answer to go to Syria?"

Ms Begum - who is legally British - has asked for "forgiveness" and "sympathy" as she wants to return to the United Kingdom for the sake of her newborn child.

"It's one thing to kill a soldier, it's fine, it's self-defence", she told the BBC while comparing the bombing to military assaults in Syria.

Storm Erik set to lash United Kingdom with gusts of up to 70mph
Fallen trees have been blocking railway lines up and down the nation, including between Fareham and Eastleigh this evening. Flooding disrupted the Edinburgh-Glasgow line via Airdrie, between Easterhouse and Garrowhill in Glasgow.

Renu Begum, eldest sister of Shamima Begum, 15, holds her sister's photo as she is interviewed by the media at New Scotland Yard.

The Loose Women panelist waged in on the debate when she suggested the "safest" option would be for the 19-year-old's baby to be removed and given to another family.

Under worldwide law the United Kingdom cannot actually leave people stateless but he says she could be "questioned, investigated and potentially prosecuted". Everything I've been through, you know.

"He has no proof that I was a threat other than that I was in Isis, that's it".

"If there is insufficient evidence for a prosecution it is our job to look at the threat they pose if they are returning from Syria and we do that with every single person who comes back from Syria and then manage the risk with colleagues in the (security and intelligence) agencies".

"I do regret it because when I went I thought I was going to make a family and I didn't realise what the things they were doing that they weren't showing in their propaganda videos, and I actually do regret it, I do feel bad for anyone who was affected by the actions of ISIS".

United Kingdom authorities now face the hard question of what to do if Shamima manages to return to Britain. Among the general public too there has been a chorus of calls for the lack of mercy shown to Isis victims to be extended to Begum and her newborn son.

Her family's lawyer, Tasnime Akunjee, said he anticipated she would face criminal proceedings upon any return to the UK.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment


Latest News

Breaking News



Recommended

Pakistani PM offers cooperation in probe into Indian-controlled Kashmir attack

They have fought countless skirmishes along their de facto border, which the United Nations monitors, in the Himalayan region. Any sort of investigation you wish carried out regarding this incident about the involvement of any Pakistani, we are ready.

Thomas seizes Riviera lead as Woods surges

Woods got to 6 under par through seven holes, but he will need to get up and down for a par from 30 feet at the par-5 17th. Although golf has traditionally been more focused on finesse over fitness, this may well come down to a strongman contest.

Saudi crown prince to announce biggest investment, says minister

Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are both involved in a months-long push led by Washington aimed at ending the conflict in Afghanistan . Although Pakistan has been accused by India and global communities, while it denied involvement in the attack.

NBA All-Star Game Takeaways: Durant leads big Team LeBron comeback

Checking into Sunday's game with 56 seconds left in the first quarter, Nowitzki needed just 22 seconds to drain a 3-pointer. On the biggest stage of the weekend, here are six moments with Carolina connections during the All-Star Game.

McConnell: We will vote on the 'Green New Deal'

Livestock will be banned. "American favorites like cheeseburgers and milkshake will become a thing of the past", said Sen. The deal is gaining popularity in the House, where more than 15 percent of representatives have signed on as sponsors.

Mark Kelly announces bid for John McCain's Senate seat

The Democrat served four terms there, and in his final months in office in 1998 flew again in space on the STS-95 shuttle mission. Six others died and 12 were wounded in the attack by a lone gunman who is now serving seven consecutive life terms in prison.

Jury Reaches Verdict in El Chapo Trial

The trial testimony lasted almost three months and the jurors have were tasked with deciding on 10 separate counts. In 2009, Forbes Magazine put him on its list of the world's richest people, with an estimated $1 billion.

Hundreds of thousands in Iran mark 40th anniversary of Islamic Revolution

Iranian proxies in the region include the Lebanon-based Hezbollah, several terror groups in Gaza, and Shiite militias in Iraq. Pictures on social media showed some people also demonstrating against corruption, unemployment and high prices.

Supreme Court Disappoints Pro-Lifers, Halts Louisiana Abortion Law

Going from that title, you might find it hard to guess that the Court just handed down a ruling in favor of abortion access. On Thursday, Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court's four liberal justices in putting Louisiana's law on hold.

China calls for peaceful dialogue on Venezuela crisis

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas also said Germany had earmarked €5 million ($5.72 million) worth of assistance for Venezuela. Roughly 40 countries around the world have backed Guaido, who swore himself in as president in January.