ISIS bride Shamima Begum still loves terrorist husband and will wait for him
Shamima Begum has admitted she still loves her terrorist husband and will “wait for him”.
The 19-year-old and ISIS fighter Yago Riedijk met just 10 days after Begum arrived in Raqqa in February 2015 and married at first sight.
She went on to have three children with the Dutch Muslim convert, two of which died in infancy and the third was born a week ago.
Begum is now living in a Kurdish detention camp in northern Syria and 27-year-old Riedijk, who is a convicted terrorist, has been captured by Western-backed fighters.
In a new interview the ISIS wife said she will “wait” for her husband, who was suspected of plotting a terror attack in the Netherlands.
Speaking from the al-Hol detention camp, Begum told the Daily Mail: “I hope for [Riedijk] to see his only surviving child.
“He loved his children a lot, when I lost them I think it had a bigger effect on him than me.
“If he does get sent back to his own country, he will do his time there in his own country… [I will] wait for him. I am still married to him.”
In an interview with the BBC last week she admitted she would have let her first son fight for ISIS but now wants to raise her newborn baby in the UK.
She said her baby “is all I have” as she vowed to change and pleaded for a “second chance”.
But she’s facing a huge backlash from the government, the public and her family.
Her mother fears that Shamima will “brainwash” her son who she’s named Jarrah , which means ‘one who wounds’ and ‘able fighter’.
Her family’s lawyer, Tasnime Akunjee said: “Her mum doesn’t even recognise her. She doesn’t want the child indoctrinated.
“Shamima is highly damaged and the family don’t want the newborn brought up by her in that state of mind.
“They’re eager to take the baby and bring him up as her situation is sorted.”
Meanwhile her father has sided with the Government and said his daughter’s actions “made her get stuck like this” and that he agrees with “the law of the land”.
Begum has given a number of interviews to British media this month, saying she wanted to return to Britain but the Home Secretary has revoked her UK citizenship.
Sajid Javid had admitted he was powerless to stop UK jihadis returning home as governments cannot make people stateless, but he is reportedly planning to draw up a new Treason Act which would see ISIS fighters being jailed for life.
The Met Police have also said Begum could be arrested if she were to return.
Source: Birmingham Mail