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Janet Street-Porter supports Shamima Begum in her fight to return to UK: ‘I fail to see how she can be dangerous’

Janet Street-Porter has voiced her support towards jihadi bride Shamima Begum who is currently fighting to return to the UK.

Judges at the Supreme Court are currently considering whether the IS bride should be allowed to return to the UK to fight for her British citizenship to be restored.

A two-day hearing is underway to decide whether Ms Begum, who travelled in Syria in 2015, can challenge the deprivation of her citizenship.

Lawyers representing the home office say allowing her back into the country would represent a ‘serious and credible threat to UK national security.’

During Tuesday’s Loose Women, the panel were discussing whether they think she should be allowed to return to the UK to fight.

Supporting Ms Begum, Janet explained that she should be allowed back ‘on compassionate grounds’.

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Janet thinks Shamima should be allowed to return to the UK (Picture: ITV)

‘I fail to see how she can be dangerous if she is brought back, if she is successful, she will be brought back in a very controlled environment to plead in a court for the right to get her citizenship back,’ Janet began

‘I just think in the intervening years she has had three children, one after the other. There hasn’t been a time where she’s not been pregnant.

‘I feel like it’s compassionate to allow her come back to argue her case, it’s not agreeing with what she did.’

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Shemima is fighting for her citizenship (Picture: ITV/PA)

‘I think people who say she served in the morality police in Syria, she was an advocate of their evil aims,’ she added.

‘You also have to think, she was brainwashed, she was groomed, she had children to care for, she had children that might have starved, well they did get sick and one of them died from malnutrition.

‘Who as a mother wouldn’t do things they later regret to get better for their children, that’s all I’m saying.’

Jane Moore also expressed her support, as she continued: ‘For me, the complexity lies with other Isis brides waiting on this decision.

‘I don’t have an issue for her to come back to Britain – but I don’t think everybody should be allowed back.’

Now 21, Ms Begum was one of three east London schoolgirls who joined the so-called Islamic State group (IS) in February 2015.

She lived under IS rule for more than three years before she was found, nine months pregnant, in al-Roj in February last year.

Then-home secretary Sajid Javid revoked her British citizenship on national security grounds later that month.

In July, the Court of Appeal ruled that ‘the only way in which she can have a fair and effective appeal is to be permitted to come into the United Kingdom to pursue her appeal’.

Loose Women airs weekdays at 12.30pm on ITV.


Credit: Original article published here.

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