British IS schoolgirl 'wants to return home'

London teenager who joined Islamic State wants to 'come home': Report

London teenager who joined Islamic State wants to 'come home': Report

A British female who left the United Kingdom for Syria as a minor in 2015 to join the Islamic State says she has no regrets about joining the terror group but is pleading to return to her country, London-based media reported on Wednesday.

Shamima Begum, now 19 years old, flew to Turkey from London's Gatwick Airport along with Amira Abase, 15, and Kadiza Sultana, 16, in February 2015, after the group told their parents they were going out for the day.

"She said: "(These include) the physical security roles and related training that women have undertaken in IS-held territory, and the potential to transfer or apply these skills in other locations, or to pass these on to other people. including other women and their children".

Begum said that her friends, whose husbands have died, made a decision to stay behind in Baghouz. The fate of the third girl is unclear.

Asked about the fellow Bethnal Green Academy students she fled the United Kingdom with, the teenager said Ms Sultana died in a bombing, and added she did not know the fate of Ms Abase, though she believed she remained in the final IS stronghold. Later crossed the border into Syria.

Britain's mainstream media appeared to lend their apparent tacit support to the extremist as the news of her emergence and desire to travel to the United Kingdom broke Wednesday evening, with The Times, Telegraph, Guardian, and others paradoxically describing her flight from the United Kingdom to a warzone to set up a new life as "fleeing Britain".

"I applied to marry an English-speaking fighter between 20 and 25 years old", she said. All four had reportedly married foreign IS fighters.

"They would be ashamed of me if they survived the bombing and battle to learn that I had left".

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Ben Wallace said the goverrnment is not willing to risk the lives of British officials by sending them to a refugee camp in Syria to "rescue terrorists in a failed state". "But other than that".

Begum spoke fondly of her time under ISIL, saying she lived a relatively normal life despite seeing "beheaded heads" in bins and being forced to observe ISIL's strict and literalist interpretation of Islam. "It was from a captured fighter seized on the battlefield, an enemy of Islam".

"I thought only of what he would have done to a Muslim woman if he had the chance".

Shamima Begum told The Times newspaper in a story published Thursday that she is nine months pregnant and anxious about the health of her unborn child. "I don't regret coming here".

She said: "There was some secret stuff in the basement of Kadiza's house which a spy found out about and passed on to the coalition who bombed".

"I don't have high hopes".

Tasnime Akunjee, a lawyer who was instructed by the Bethnal Green girls' families after they ran away, said he was "glad [Ms Begum] is alive and safe". "And there is so much oppression and corruption going on that I don't really think they deserve victory".

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