Shamima Begum says she would rather DIE than go back to ISIS & claims she was ‘groomed’ while wearing in lipstick & cap


SHAMIMA Begum correct now talked about she would rather die than go back to ISIS as she spoke on TV all via her first reside broadcast.

Wearing lipstick, a gray vest prime and baseball cap, the 22-year-old talked about she was “manipulated and groomed” by ISIS jihadis when she moved from Britain to Syria as she spoke from a refugee camp on the nation’s border.

Shamima Begum spoke on Good Morning Britain correct now in her first ever reside broadcastCredit: ITV
Shamima, pictured in 2019, no longer wears a hijab and says she would 'rather die' than go back to Isis
Shamima, pictured in 2019, not wears a hijab and says she would ‘rather die’ than go back to IsisCredit: Enterprise
Shamima spoke with Richard Madeley and Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain today
Shamima spoke with Richard Madeley and Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain correct now

Begum, 22, left the UK aged 15 to be a part of ISIS in Syria.

In February 2019, the British authorities issued an order revoking her British citizenship and acknowledged that she would definitely not be allowed to return.

Today, Shamima urged a rustic mustn’t banish anybody for a mistake they made after they’d been 15 – and talked about she would “rather die” than go back to Isis.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain all via her first reside TV broadcast, the sooner Isis bride talked about: “If Isis were to come back now, if they were to come to the gates now and say, ‘who wants to join us?’ and ‘whoever doesn’t join us, we’ll kill them’.

“I’d rather die. I’d rather die than go back to Isis.”


Wearing a strappy prime, with painted nails and her hair down, Shamima urged she was too youthful to fully perceive what she was doing when she joined IS – and talked about she was merely impressionable.

“I think yes, I was groomed and taken advantage of and manipulated into coming,” she instructed GMB.

And she talked about that on the time she didn’t know Isis “was a death cult”.

She added: “I believed it was an Islamic neighborhood that I was turning right into a member of.

I actually really feel constructive, I was groomed and launched advantage of and manipulated into coming.

Shamima BegumGood Morning Britain

“I was being fed a lot of information on the internet by people in Isis telling me I need to come because I can’t be a good Muslim in the UK.”

When requested what she was anticipating to occur when she left Britain, Shamima talked about she thought she would “just get married, have children and live a pure Islamic life”.

She instructed Richard Madeley and Susanna Reid: “I knew there was war but not in places women and children were living.

“I thought it would be safe for me. I did not know Isis wanted to take over the world.”

Sweeping the hair from her face with palms adorned in pink-coloured nail varnish, Shamima went on to deny being straight concerned in terrorist preparations.

She talked about: “I’m keen to go to courtroom and face the individuals who made these claims and refute these claims, due to I do know I did nothing in IS nonetheless be a mom and a companion.

“These claims are being made to make me look worse because the Government do not have anything on me.

“There is no evidence because nothing ever happened.”

Asking for forgiveness, she added: “I do know it’s totally laborious for the British of us to try to forgive me due to they’ve lived in concern of IS and misplaced family members due to IS, nonetheless I even have lived in concern of IS and I furthermore misplaced family members due to IS, so I can sympathise with them in which implies.

“I know it is very hard for them to forgive me but I say from the bottom of my heart that I am so sorry if I ever offended anyone by coming here, if I ever offended anyone by the things I said.”


In a direct plea to the Prime Minister, Shamima went on to say Boris Johnson was “clearly struggling” in the UK’s combat in opposition to terror.

Suggesting she may assist cease UK jihadis from being groomed on-line, she talked about: “I would like to assist with that and telling you my very private expertise on how they [ISIS] persuade of us to do what they do.

“I think I could very much help you in your fight against terrorism because you clearly don’t know what you’re doing.”

She added: “I will explain to the government how these people work and how they persuade people and how they take advantage.”

I actually really feel I’ll very hundreds show you how to in your combat in opposition to terrorism since you clearly don’t know what you’re doing.

Shamima Begum Good Morning Britain

And she talked about she hopes the federal authorities can view her as an “asset” rather than “a threat”.

When Shamima first moved to Syria, she dressed modestly and wore a hijab.

She has not too manner back modified her look, nonetheless, deciding on in its place to present her extended hair and shoulders.

Richard Madeley went on to ask whether or not or not or not her change in look was a “PR exercise”.

“It’s for no-one but myself,” Shamima talked about. 

“I’ve not been wearing a hijab for additional than a yr now.

“I felt very constricted in the hijab I felt like I was not myself. I’m not doing it for anybody nonetheless myself.”

She added: “I’m fully sorry for anybody that has been affected by Isis I no means agree or strive to justify what they did.

“It’s not justifiable to kill innocent people in the name of religion. I just want to apologise. I am sorry.”

In July 2020, the Court of Appeal dominated that Begum must be permitted to return to the UK in order to pretty contest this dedication by instructing attorneys appropriately.

This ruling was appealed to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom which in February dominated unanimously in opposition to her, thus reversing the collection of the Court of Appeal.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid, who as house secretary took the choice to revoke Shamima Begum’s citizenship, talked about “it was absolutely the right decision to protect the British people”.

Moments after Shamima spoke correct now, he instructed Good Morning Britain: “The decision is both morally right, absolutely right, but also legally correct and the right one to protect the British people.”

Shamima pictured leaving Britain at Gatwick airport in 2015
Shamima pictured leaving Britain at Gatwick airport in 2015Credit: PA
Shamima Begum moved to Syria in 2015
Shamima Begum moved to Syria in 2015
Shamima pictured earlier this year in Syria
Shamima pictured earlier this yr in SyriaCredit: Tim Stewart

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