Amir Khan slams ‘arrogant’ ISIS bride Shamima Begum saying she shouldn’t be allowed back in UK


AMIR Khan has told ISIS bride Shamima Begum ‘you left to support terrorism, now live with it’ as he backed the Home Office’s decision to revoke her citizenship.

The 19-year-old has been immediately stripped of her British citizenship, having showing no remorse for her terror links since being tracked down to a Syrian refugee camp last week.


Amir Khan said the ISIS bride should not be allowed back to the UK
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Shamima Begum was tracked down to a Syrian refugee camp last week
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She fled from her family home in Bethnal Green in 2015 to join Islamic State and has sparked outrage by claiming in interviews that the Manchester Arena terror attack was ‘justified’.

Boxer Khan, from Bolton, appeared to tell the jihadi bride she was giving British Muslims ‘a bad name’ as he branded her ‘arrogant’ over the interviews.

He wrote on Twitter: “They gunna let this isis bride #ShamimaBegum back in the UK, I think that’s ridiculous. You left to support terrorism, now live with it.

“After watching her video she doesn’t seem one bit upset and comes across so arrogant.

“UK isn’t your home, stop giving us all a bad name please.”

He labelled Begum ‘arrogant’ in the Twitter post

The 19-year-old’s family claim the government’s decision to revoke her citizenship is illegal as she does not have a Bangladeshi passport and has never been to the country.

The Home Office says because her mother was born in Bangladesh, her daughter is entitled to dual citizenship, meaning she will not be stateless.

A letter from the Home Office obtained by ITV News told her family that Home Secretary Sajid Javid had made an order “removing her British citizenship.”

The document, addressed to Begum’s mother, said the decision was taken “in light of the circumstances of your daughter”.

“I would be very grateful if you could ensure the home secretary’s decision is brought to her attention, along with her right to appeal,” it added.


On Sunday, the 19-year-old smirked through an interview on Sky News in which she said it would be “really hard” to rehabilitate in UK – and boasted she had a “good time” in Syria.

The 19-year-old who fled the UK in 2015 claims she “never did anything dangerous” and whined: “I can’t live in this camp forever”.

Asked if she felt she made a mistake travelling to Syria, she said: “In a way, yes, but I don’t regret it because it’s changed me as a person. It’s made me stronger, tougher, you know.

“I married my husband, I wouldn’t have found someone like him back in the UK.

“I had my kids, I did have a good time there, just at the end things got harder and I couldn’t take it any more.

“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.”

The runaway schoolgirl said she wasn’t fazed by seeing severed heads in the bin, claiming it “made her stronger.”

She said she had been seduced to run away by ISIS videos online.

And speaking to Sky News next to her newborn son she said people “should have sympathy towards me for everything I have been through”.


A Home Office letter was received by Begum’s family yesterday
Shamima Begum (right) gave birth to a baby boy over the weekend
Sky News

The Brit joined ISIS in Syria at 15 and now wants to return to give birth to her third child

The Brit joined ISIS in Syria at 15 and now wants to return with her baby[/caption]

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