Shamima Begum is not a victim

By Dr Rakib Ehsan

So the saga of ISIS jihadi bride Shamima Begum rolls on.

In the latest instalment, Begum’s lawyer, Tasnime Akunjee, issued home secretary Sajid Javid with a 16-page letter in which he accuses the British authorities of ‘failing’ to protect Shamima from being ‘groomed for exploitation and trafficked internationally’ by the Islamic State.

Akunjee describes Javid’s revocation of Begum’s British citizenship as ‘the most profoundly egregious, capricious and politically driven abuse of power’. He advances the view that this decision was ultimately designed to further Javid’s own personal political objective of becoming prime minister.


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