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Children: Jerah Trending Born: August 25, 1999 (age 22 years), United Kingdom Education: Bethnal Green Academy Spouse: Yago Riedijk (m. 2015) Parents: Ahmed Ali Siblings: Aklima Begum Shamima Begum is a denaturalized British-born woman, who left the UK to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria at the age of 15. Her intention to return to the UK in 2019 resulted in a public debate about the handling of returning jihadists. The British government issued an order revoking her British citizenship in February 2019 whereas it later stated that she would never be allowed to return. As well, the Court of Appeal ruled in July 2020 that Shamima should be permitted to return to the UK in order to fairly contest this decision by instructing lawyers properly. Additionally, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in “Begum v Home Secretary” decided in favor of the Home Secretary on all grounds on 26th February 2021.
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Begum was born in England to immigrant parents of Bangladeshi origin and citizenship. She was raised as a Muslim in the Bethnal Green area of Tower Hamlets, East London, where she received her secondary education at the Bethnal Green Academy. Together with her friends Amira Abase and Kadiza Sultana, she left the UK in February 2015, at age 15. They travelled via Turkey to join the Daesh in Syria. Shortly after her departure, Begum’s sister expressed hope that she and her school friends had travelled to ISIL territory only to bring back their friend Sharmeena Begum (no relation), who had travelled there in 2014. Education secretary Nicky Morgan said in February 2015 that everyone hoped and prayed for the safe return of the three girls to the UK. Ten days after arriving in Syria, Begum married Dutch-born Yago Riedijk, a convert to Islam who had arrived in Syria in October 2014. This marriage may not be recognised under Dutch law since she was underage at that time. She gave birth to three children, all of whom died young; her youngest child was born in a refugee camp in February 2019 and, by March 2019, had died of a lung infection. The Daily Telegraph reported that Begum was an “enforcer” in ISIL’s “morality police”, and tried to recruit other young women to join the jihadist group. On 15 April 2019, it was reported that Shamima Begum had been granted Legal Aid to fight the revocation of her British citizenship. Hunt described the Legal Aid Agency’s decision as “very uncomfortable”, but said that the UK is “a country that believes that people with limited means should have access to the resources of the state if they want to challenge the decisions the state has made about them”. On 3 May, Bangladeshi foreign minister Abdul Momen repeated their position on Begum but further added that if she entered Bangladesh she would face the death penalty due to the nation’s “zero-tolerance policy” towards terrorism. In August 2019, the Metropolitan Police requested media organisations that had interviewed Begum—the BBC, ITN, Sky News and The Times—to surrender any unpublished material they may hold about Begum. Her lawyer, Tasnime Akunjee, travelled to Kurdish-occupied Syria to meet Begum but was turned away. On 16 July 2020, the Court of Appeal ruled that Begum could return to the UK to contest the government’s decision to rescind her British citizenship. It was unclear how she would return to the UK to plead her case, as the British government had previously stated that it would never let her return. On 26 February 2021, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in Begum v Home Secretary decided in favour of the Home Secretary on all grounds.