Hundreds of terrorists and brides could return to the UK after today’s court ruling about Shamima Begum
The UK could be flooded with ISIS terrorists and their brides because of today’s court ruling about Shamima Begum’s future, a concerned MP believes.
Tory MP Andrew Bridgen was furious by today’s decision and claims it could lead to a flood of jihadis returning to the country.
It is feared British mum Tooba Gondal, who it is thought recruited Ms Begum, could return, after she fled her east London home to join ISIS in 2015 aged 22.
She was dubbed the ISIS matchmaker who was married to a key Islamic State recruiter, Abu Abbas Al-Lubnani, before his death in August 2015.
She earlier said: “I want to face justice in a British court. I wish to redeem myself. I would like Britain to accept my apology and to give me another chance.”
And Jack Letts – dubbed Jihadi Jack – also wants to come home.
The 24-year-old previously declared himself an “enemy of Britain” after joining ISIS in Syria.
After he was captured, he pleaded to be allowed back to his Oxfordshire home saying he had “no intention of blowing up Britons”.
Shamima Begum, now 20, travelled to Syria in February 2015 and lived under ISIS rule for more than three years before she was found, nine months pregnant, in a Syrian refugee camp.
Senior judges today ruled she should be allowed to return to the UK to challenge the deprivation of her British citizenship.
Ms Begum was an east London schoolgirl when she left Britain and travelled to Syria to join the terror group in February 2015.
Then UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid revoked her British citizenship on national security grounds later that month.
Ms Begum took legal action against the UK’s Home Office, claiming the decision was unlawful because it rendered her stateless and exposed her to a real risk of death or inhuman and degrading treatment.
After the ruling was announced, Ms Begum’s solicitor Daniel Furner said: “The court’s judgment today is an important reminder that fairness and the rule of law remain cornerstones of the British legal system, and that they set the legal limits within which the Home Secretary may act.