ISIS bride Shamima Begum has said she is ready to go to prison if she is allowed back into Britain, it’s been reported.
The teen has also apologised for joining the brutal terror group while finally admitting she was one of its “poster girls”.
Anthony Loyd – The Times Shamima Begum has said she supports ‘some British values’
BBC Middle East correspondent Quentin Sommerville tweeted: “IS supporter Shamima Begum admits to BBC News she was a poster girl for IS recruitment, apologises to Britain for joining IS and says she is ready to face prison if she’s allowed to return.”
Ms Begum added in the BBC interview: “I actually do support some British values and I am willing to go back to the UK and settle back again and rehabilitate and that stuff.
She added: “The poster girl thing was not my choice.”
Begum also discussed watching propaganda videos put out by the terror group, along with al-Qaeda-linked groups.
Sommerville said that she knew “of the ISIS-inspired attacks in Manchester and elsewhere, but hadn’t realised women and children were killed.”
Worryingly, the teen “still believes IS propaganda”, says the BBC correspondent, adding, “when I asked her about the enslavement, murder and rape of Yazidi women by IS, she said ‘Shia do the same in Iraq.
“She had little to offer in way of apology to the millions of Iraquis and Syrians whose lives were destroyed by IS.”
During the wide-ranging interview, Begum left momentarily to “feed her two day old baby boy”, tweets Sommerville.
He added: “He is under her abbaya [full-length outer garment]. She says she hopes her family will gain custody of him if she is imprisoned.”
The claims come just 24 hours after the Brit indicated she was little more than a “housewife” during her time in battle-hardened Syria.
Begum told Sky News yesterday: “When I went to Syria I was just a housewife for the entire four years. I never did anything dangerous.
“I never made propaganda. I never encouraged people to come to Syria.”
Last week Begum, who fled to Syria as a 15-year-old schoolgirl in 2015, caused uproar when she demanded to be let back into Britain to have her third child.
Begum was married off to Dutch convert Yago Riedijk, 27, within 10 days of arriving in Syria but has not seen him since he was arrested.
She’s since given birth to a baby boy in a refugee camp in Syria and claims she “can’t stay in this camp forever”.
But experts are divided on whether she should be allowed to return and international law says British citizens have a right to come back to the UK.
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But if people are deemed a serious threat to the country the Government can strip them of it – but only if they have another nationality.
This morning, Begum’s lawyer Tasnime Akunjee claimed she is ‘traumatised’ and compared her to a ‘shell shocked’ soldier from the First World War.
Mr Akunjee also called for an ‘urgent inquiry’ into how Begum and the other schoolgirls were able to travel to Syria.
@sommervilletv Begum was interviewed by BBC Middle East correspondent Quentin Sommerville
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