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Defiant family of ISIS bride Shamima Begum vow to take Sajid Javid to COURT to stop him stripping her of UK citizenship because it would leave her ‘stateless’
- Home Secretary Sajid Javid made the decision to revoke citizenship yesterday
- He is relying on Begum’s Bangladeshi heritage through her mother meaning the 19-year-old jihadi bride will not be left ‘stateless’ without British nationality
- Family lawyer Tasnime Akunjee said that they will appeal the decision in court
The family of ISIS bride Shamima Begum today vowed to take Home Secretary Sajid Javid to court to stop him taking away her British citizenship.
The remorseless 19-year-old is in a Syrian refugee camp with her newborn son but Mr Javid has moved to ensure she will never allowed back into Britain after she fled to join Islamic State.
The Home Office will argue that because Begum’s mother was born in Bangladesh he daughter is entitled to dual citizenship meaning she would not be left stateless, which is illegal under international law.
But Begum’s family says she does not have a Bangladeshi passport and has never been there, making Mr Javid’s decision illegal, they claim.
The teenager, who fled Britain with friends aged 15 and married a Dutch jihadi, has been unapologetic about ISIS’ crimes and said the Manchester Arena suicide bombing could be considered ‘retaliation’.
She also insists that the British public should be ‘sympathetic’ towards her and should be allowed back to London with her baby on human rights grounds.
But last night Sajid Javid last night moved to block her return to Britain arguing that taking away her British citizenship is ‘conducive to the public good’ on terrorism grounds.