Isis bride Shamima Begum says she is ‘willing to change’ in plea for ‘mercy’

Isis bride Shamima Begum says she is 'willing to change' in plea for 'mercy'

Shamima Begum has said she is ‘willing to change’ as she revealed her baby is unwell in the Syrian refugee camp.
The 19-year-old Isis bride, who wants to return to the UK for the sake of her newborn son, asked for ‘mercy’ from politicians.
‘I am struggling to get my supplies in right now,’ she told Sky News.

Shamima Begum wants to return home with her baby (Picture: Quentin Sommerville/BBC)

She pleaded for ‘mercy’ from British politicians, including Home Secretary Sajid Javid (Picture: PA)‘I don’t have a card because they lost my card, so I have to run around to take care of my son now, when I am sick. I am not getting my stuff.’
Begum has also been shown the door by Bangladesh after it emerged she could apply for citizenship there because of her heritage.
But she said: ‘I don’t have anything there, another language, I have never even seen the place, I don’t know why people are offering that to me.’
She pleaded for British politicians to ‘reevaluate’ her case with a bit more ‘mercy in their heart’.

Jeremy Corbyn believes Begum should be given the ‘support that she needs’ (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

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When asked by Sky News if she could be rehabilitated, she replied: ‘I am willing to change.’
Jeremy Corbyn weighed into the debate today to say Begum should be given the ‘support that she needs’ and allowed back into Britain.
Corbyn told ITV: ‘She was born in Britain, she has that right to remain in Britain and obviously a lot of questions she has to answer but also some support that she needs.’
‘She obviously has in my view a right to return to Britain. On that return she must face a lot of questions about everything she’s done. And at that point any action may or may not be taken.

Shamima Begum says she wants to come for the sake of her son (Picture: ITV News)‘I think the idea of stripping somebody of their citizenship when they were born in Britain is a very extreme manoeuvre.
‘Indeed I question the right of the home secretary to have these powers when the original law was brought in by Theresa May when she was home secretary.’
Mr Javid’s move came amid heated debate over whether the teenager should be able to return to the UK after she was found in a Syrian refugee camp with the terror group’s reign nearly over.
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The Muslim Council of Britain has warned Mr Javid’s move heightens fears of ‘a two-tiered citizenship scheme, sets a dangerous precedent and demonstrates an abdication of responsibility’.
While many would like to see Ms Begum not return to the UK, others have argued she should face prosecution for her actions, and attempts at deradicalisation.
The Begum family’s lawyer Tasnime Akunjee said he would be considering whether she has been left stateless as he prepares an appeal.
He said she was born in the UK, has never had a Bangladeshi passport and is not a dual citizen, which was confirmed by the Bangladeshi minister.


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