JEREMY Corbyn has today said jihadi bride Shamima Begum should be allowed back into Britain and given support.But Mr Corbyn today 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.”He added: “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.”I think the idea of stripping somebody of their citizenship when they were born in Britain is a very extreme manoeuvre.”
Begum was told this week she would lose her British citizenship after having shown no remorse for her terror links since being tracked down to a Syrian refugee camp last week.
What we know so far:
Shamima fled from her family home in Bethnal Green in 2015 to join Islamic State and has sparked outrage by claiming the Manchester Arena terror attack was ‘justified’ in a recent interview.
The runaway schoolgirl even said she wasn’t fazed by seeing severed heads in the bin, claiming it “made her stronger.”
She resurfaced this week begging to be allowed to return to the UK to raise her newborn son.
And speaking to Sky News next to her newborn son, she said people “should have sympathy towards me for everything I have been through”.
But an official Home Office letter this week broke the news to the schoolgirl’s “disappointed” family.
The letter – obtained by ITV News – went on to urge the Begum family to make their daughter aware of the decision while adding she had the right to appeal.
She said she was “shocked” and it was “kind of heartbreaking” to find out from a letter that she was no longer a British citizen.
‘BREACH OF HER RIGHTS’
Yesterday Labour’s Diane Abbott said the Government could have breached the terror teen’s human rights by withdrawing her citizenship.
It was thought that because she has Bangladeshi heritage she could be automatically entitled to citizenship there, but last night their Government said that she didn’t have a claim there either.
She said it did not appear to be the case that she had committed acts of terrorism herself and may escape punishment as a result.
Ms Abbott said: “Whenever there are reasonable grounds to suspect that someone who is entitled to return to this country has either committed or facilitated acts of terrorism, they should be fully investigated and where appropriate prosecuted. This does not appear to be the case here.
“If the government is proposing to make Shamima Begum stateless it is not just a breach of international human rights law but is a failure to meet our security obligations to the international community.
“Potential citizenship rights elsewhere are entirely irrelevant. Our fundamental freedoms do not need to be compromised; they are perfectly compatible with our safety.”
Why and how was Shamima Begum stripped of her British citizenship?The Home Secretary’s power to deprive someone of their British citizenship is covered by Section 40 British Nationality Act 1981.
It states the Home Sec must be satisfied “it would be conducive to the public good to deprive person of his or her British nationality.
The official regulations add “that s/he would not become stateless as a result of the deprivation.”
Home Office guidance states that ‘Conduciveness to the Public Good’ means “depriving in the public interest on the grounds of involvement in terrorism, espionage, serious organised crime, war crimes or unacceptable behaviours.”
If Shamima Begum decides to appeal the decision to impose deprivation of citizenship order she has 28 days to appeal to the Special Immigration Appeals Commission
And it’s not the first time the leftie Labour boss has gone soft on terrorists and other dubious groups.
He invited IRA volunteers to the House of Commons just days after an IRA bomb killed five people at the Tory party conference in Brighton.
And he met with Sinn Fein’s President Gerry Adams regularly during the height of the troubles.
In 2015 was asked repeatedly to condemn IRA violence in Northern Ireland but would only say he “condemned all bombing”.
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 needsJeremy Corbyn
Mr Corbyn also described the death of Bin Laden as a “tragedy”.
Mr Corbyn has also said he is “not happy with the shoot to kill policy in general”. He told the BBC in 2015: “I think that is quite dangerous and I think it can often be counterproductive.”
The Labour boss once called terror groups Hamas and Hezbollah friends – which he later said he regretted. After the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were pinned on Russia, Mr Corbyn sparked fury from his MPs and voters across the country when he refused to directly blame them despite Britain’s spooks having reams of evidence.
MPs accused him of appeasement after he said Moscow should be able to run their own tests on the chemicals.
Last year Mr Corbyn faced uproar again when he made a visit to the graves of Palestinian terror leaders linked to the massacre of athletes in Munich.
The teenager’s family have said they are “disappointed” by the Home Office’s decision, said their lawyer Tasnime Akunjee.
He tweeted: “We are considering all legal avenues to challenge this decision.”
A Home Office letter was received by Begum’s family earlier today
Sky News Shamima Begum (right) gave birth to a baby boy named Jerah over the weekend
Reuters The Brit joined ISIS in Syria at 15 and now wants to return with her son, Jerah
Anthony Loyd / The Times / News Licensing Shamima Begum has made it clear she wants to come home to the UK with her son Jerah
AP:Associated Press Kadiza Sultana, left, Shamima Begum, center, and Amira Abase going through security at Gatwick airport in 2015
PA:Press Association The students travelled to Syria four years ago
Shamima Begum – Letter explains ISIS bride has been stripped of British citizenship despite begging to come back after fleeing to Syria
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