ISIS bride Shamima Begum, 21, says she was a “dumb kid” who made “one mistake” when she joined the jihadists. Begum said,
“I don’t think I was a terrorist. I think I was just a dumb kid who made one mistake.” She says she loves Western culture, like the show ‘Friends’ and rapper, Kanye West. She’s seen in a recent photo wearing a Nike hat instead of a hijab. She said, “I wear these clothes, and I don’t wear a hijab because it makes me happy.”
“I personally don’t think that I need to be rehabilitated, but I would want to help other people be rehabilitated. I would love to help. Begum is currently detained at the Al Roj refugee camp in Syria.
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Begum was just 15 when she and two classmates, Kadiza Sultana and Amira Abase, set off for Syria to join the terror group. As a result, her citizenship was revoked on national security grounds in 2019. It’s believed the other two were killed in the fighting.
Begum has lost three children born in the years since, the last a boy born in 2019 after she married an ISIS fighter from the Netherlands. That year, she said, her first two children died “of sickness” in a camp.
Drury, who shoots documentaries from war zones for Netflix, said after meeting Begum, he believed she should be allowed to return to the UK to stand trial.
“We were about to say ‘goodbye,’ and I didn’t know the protocol because, bear in mind, she is there as a terrorist,” he said, according to the Independent.
“I went to shake her hand, and she started to cry and said to me, ‘Can I have a hug?'” he said.
This girl is a vulnerable 21-year-old who did something unbelievably stupid. It was a childish mistake from a 15-year-old,” Drury added.
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