ISIS 'bride' should be treated 'as a terrorist' not 'lost gap-year student': Security official

Shamima Begum, 22, left the U.K. に 2015 to join the Islamic State in Syria. 歳の時に 15, she married a man who was later convicted of terrorism offenses.

それ以来, she has repeatedly pleaded to return to the U.K., even offering to help the government fight terrorism.

しかしながら, Richard Walton, who served as head of Counterterrorism at the Metropolitan Police between 2011 そして 2016, said Thursday that Begum should see no leniency and should be treatedlike the terrorist she is.

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She’s being treated as if she’s a gap-year student lost on a beach in Thailand when in fact she’s admitted to terrorist offenses, even in the interview she gave yesterday,” Walton said in an interview with GB News. “She said that she had joined Islamic State, that is a proscribed organization, and if you join a proscribed terrorist organization then you’ve committed a terrorist offense.

So she should be treated as a terrorist and not a lost gap-year student.

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Begum had appeared on “グッドモーニングブリテン” Wednesday morning to state her case that she could beuseful to societyand begged for the government to not let herrotin a refugee camp, the BBC 報告.

Walton reminded viewers, でも, that Home Secretary Sajid Javid at the time revoked Begum’s citizenship, stressing thatwe should respect that decision.

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Begum has attempted several times to return to the U.K., を含む 2019 push that involved a plea to return so she could care for her sick infant. The child died of pneumonia, and Begum said she had previously lost two children.

Begum stated that she wassickabout her decision to join ISIS, and that shehatesherself for doing so.

I have had these opinions for a very long time but only now I feel comfortable to express my real opinion,” 彼女は言いました.

Security agencies in the U.K. have indicated they do not believe Begum’s claims that she was justa mother and wife,” and that she may have been involved in several ISIS activities, such as serving as part of themorality policeand helping to stitch suicide bombers into explosive vests, The Daily Mail 報告.

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