BID BLOCKED ISIS bride Shamima Begum LOSES appeal to take British citizenship case to highest court in UK

JIHADI bride Shamima Begum has lost a bid to challenge the removal of her citizenship at the highest court in the UK.

Begum, 24, was stripped of her British status in 2019 on national security grounds and remains stuck in a Syrian refugee camp.

Shamima Begum remains in a Syrian refugee camp
Shamima Begum remains in a Syrian refugee camp
The schoolgirl fled the UK for Syria when she was 15
The schoolgirl fled the UK for Syria when she was 15

She last month lost an appeal to return her citizenship following a hearing at the Court of Appeal.

Begum asked the court if she could be given the go-ahead to take the case to the Supreme Court but this was today denied.

This means for now Begum will remain in Syria with no chance of returning to the UK - although she could ask the court directly for permission to hear her case.

Begum has launched countless legal bids as she attempts to return to Britain - nine years after fleeing to join ISIS.

But she has lost at every step of the way as courts have ruled in favour of the Home Office, who believe she is a threat to security.

Top judges last month ruled the conclusion was lawful as they blocked her legal challenge.

Lady Chief Justice Dame Sue Carr said in the ruling it could be argued the decision in Begum's case is "harsh" but pointed out it could also be said she is the "author of her own misfortune".

The ruling came after the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) ruled in favour of the government last year after yet another challenge to the original 2019 decision.The jihadi bride was 15 when she left her home in East London with two pals to join the bloodthirsty terror group.

She has claimed she was a "dumb kid" when she joined ISIS and "didn't want to be the friend that was left behind"Her lawyers have argued there is "overwhelming evidence" she was a victim of trafficking when she fled to the war-ravaged country.

But lawyers for the Home Office said Begum "should not be permitted to amend her grounds again".

David Blundell QC also argued it is "significant" the claim was she "may have been trafficked" rather than a firm she "was" trafficked.

The lawyer added: "Ms Begum herself has never stated that she has been trafficked, despite having given numerous media interviews and provided instructions to her solicitors on a number of matters.

"The absence of a claim that she has in fact been trafficked means this ground proceeds on an uncertain factual basis.

"It is entirely speculative."

In a previous interview, Begum moaned about not being able to watch the Friends reunion in the Al-Roj prison camp.

She also told how she spends her time watching ITV's Good Morning Britain in her tent and binging blockbusters such as Men in Black.

Shamima Begum - how she fled UK for Syria

Begum and two pals – Kadiza Sultana and Amira Abase – ran away to Syria in February 2015.

She used her elder sister’s passport to flee with her Bethnal Green Academy friends.

The trio flew to Turkey and then crossed the border into Syria with the aid of smugglers.

Within weeks of arriving, Shamima was married to Isis jihadi Yago Riedijk, 27, from Holland.

They had two children who died from malnutrition and disease.

The couple were separated as they fled Baghouz, the village where a few hundred Isis fighters were holed up in a desperate last stand.

Shamima ended up in a Kurdish refugee camp where she gave birth to her third child.

Eldest sister Renu revealed that her family had lost contact with her for the “longest time” until she was found by a Times journalist.

Home Secretary Sajid Javid stripped her of her UK citizenship to stop her from ever coming back. 

Begum then lost a legal battle to return to the UK for a court appeal over the removal of her British citizenship in February 2021.

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favour of the Government and said she cannot come back to the UK for a court case to reclaim her British passport for the safety of the public.

Lord Reed said her legal bid to reclaim her British citizenship should be postponed until she is no longer considered a threat to national security.

Begum launched an appeal at the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) in 2022 while languishing at a refugee camp.

She later lost this bid but her lawyers launched another the Court of Appeal.

This was dismissed by judges, who found the SIAC ruling was lawful.

Begum, who now wears Western-style clothing - including Nike baseball caps and tight jeans - reveals she enjoys playing charades and dancing to Shakira in Zumba classes.

During her time in Syria, she married an ISIS fighter and had three children, who have all since died.

But after the evil regime collapsed, Begum ended up in a refugee camp.

And soon after, then Home Secretary Sajid Javid stripped her of her UK citizenship to stop her from ever coming back. 

Begum has previously told how she had no regrets about joining the death cult and was not fazed by seeing discarded heads in bins.

She also told how she had sewn ISIS bombers into their suicide vests.

Begum's citizenship was ripped up after she fled Britain
Begum's citizenship was ripped up after she fled Britain

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