The 21-year-old who joined the Islamic State in 2015, Shamima Begum, has been branded a “non-believer” by the friend who inspired her to join IS when I was a teenager.
Begum would have made these statements after being tracked down in Syria, where she had escaped from a detention camp for women They were part of the terrorist group.
She was a schoolmate of Shamima’s in Bethnal Green.east of London, but left the UK to join the terrorist organization in December 2014. Two months later, Shamima and two other friends followed in her footsteps to Syria in search of the so-called caliphate.
The Shamima case meant an important part of the protection storm which emerged as the story unfolded, with the authorities being blamed for doing too little to prevent the trio from leaving the UK despite concerns that their classmate had recently made the trip.
Shamima married an Islamic State fighter and had three sons, all of whom died. When IS collapsed in 2019, The Times tracked down the young woman and revealed that she was living in a camp in Syria. After asking to return to the UK, she was stripped of her British citizenship.
The BBC tracked down Shamima after receiving a tip about a social media account she was using. the british medium He also said that he found evidence that he was raising funds online for IS members, which is illegal.
Posing as a sympathizer of the Islamic State, a journalist contacted her after she escaped from Syria’s Camp Hol prison for women who were with the terrorist group and their children.
During these exchanges, Shamima fired her ex-friend for “living off benefits” and mocked her as a failure and a non-believer. She claimed that the former friend of hers was “just another individual” who did not contribute to society at all. She stressed that Shamima only came to Syria because she “simply followed her friends into what became the greatest misery of her life.”
Despite the speculation that Shamima had worked in Hisbathe Islamic State’s religious police, and had manufactured suicide belts, Shamima called such theories “an insult.”
He pointed out that Shamima did not leave her house unless her husband was away. because he wouldn’t let her out, adding that he had ruined the image of women who joined IS. A former member of the terror organization told the BBC that the young woman herself was a fan even by Islamic State standards.
When asked if he regretted joining, Shamima “avoided the question” and said that he did not want to return to the UK, where he would go to jail. In response to her comments, the young woman herself said that her friend played an important role in convincing her to travel to Syria when she was a teenager.
“Shamima was talking to us face to face about joining IS”, said. “They were manipulating me into thinking this was the right thing to do and they were manipulating me with lies about where I would go and what I would do. I mean, in my opinion, although Shamima is probably still a radical, I will say that she was also a victim of the Islamic State,” she added.