Islamic State schoolgirl Shamima Begum has said being stripped of her British citizenship is ‘unjust on me and my son.’
The 19-year-old has said she may now try to get a Dutch passport through her husband after Sajid Javid said she wasn’t welcome back in the UK.
The teen was showed the letter from the British government by ITV news at the Syria refugee camp where she has just given birth.
Shamima Begum has spoken to ITV news, saying she feels her treatment is ‘unjust’ (Picture: ITV)She said: ‘I don’t know what to say.
‘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.’
Shamima and two school friends from Bethnal Green, London, fled the UK via Turkey in 2015, where they made their way to Syria and were married off to Islamic State fighters.
Shamima gave birth to a boy over the weekend, having already lost two children.
She made pleas to be accepted back into the UK, saying she poses no threat.
However, she has remained remorseless about her actions.
In an interview earlier this week, she compared the Manchester Arena bombing to military strikes on Isis strongholds, calling the terror attack ‘retaliation.’
Shamima Begum is shown the letter informing her of the Government’s decision (Picture: ITV)The Government is not allowed to make any UK national stateless but they are examining whether Shamima is entitled to Bangladeshi citizenship through her mother.
However, the teenager said she may now investigate whether she can become a Dutch national through her husband.
‘Another option I might try with my family is my husband is from Holland and he has family in Holland.
‘Maybe I can ask for citizenship in Holland. If he gets sent back to prison in Holland I can just wait for him while he is in prison.’
Around 425 suspected jihadi fighters are thought to have returned to the UK from Syria so far.
She told ITV she wasn’t sure why she was being treated differently.
‘I heard that other people are being sent back to Britain so I don’t know why my case is any different to other people,’ she said.
‘Or is it just because I was on the news four years ago?’
Shamima left for Syria with two of her school friends in 2014 (Picture: PA)Her family have said they will consider all legal avenues to challenge the decision by the British Government not to let Shamima back in the country.
When the schoolgirl left the UK four years ago, the then chief of counter-terror policing Sir Mark Rowley suggested that she might be treated as a victim of grooming.
However the police have now said: ‘We’re a long way down the road since then.’
Over 100 people have had their British citizenship stripped over the years.