Shamima Begum

British born terrorist who left the UK to join ISIL and later attempted to come back

Shamima Begum is a British-born woman who left the UK in February 2015, aged 15, to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria. Her intention to return to the UK in February 2019 resulted in a public debate about the handling of returning jihadists.

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Women are often portrayed as peacemakers, but research suggests they can play an active role in extremism.
5 days ago • BBC News

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Shamima Begum, who fled to Syria aged 15, wants to overturn a ruling stopping her returning to the UK.
6 days ago • BBC News
Legal aid rules state that funding should be available if case is held in British court and plaintiff has no means to pay
Credit: Independent - Published 6 days ago

Foreign secretary says decision makes him 'very uncomfortable' but that UK believes in right to fair legal representation
Credit: Independent - Published 6 days ago

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