Shamima Begum ‘told friends she’d never name fellow Brits who joined ISIS’ despite vowing she’d help fight terrorism if allowed back to UK
- Shamima Begum allegedly told pals she wouldn’t name Brits who joined ISIS
- Comes after the 22-year-old gave an interview asking for a second chance
- In the interview, she even offered to help in the fight against terrorism if let back
Shamima Begum has allegedly told her friends that she will never name other Brits who joined ISIS – despite claiming she wanted to help fight terrorism.
The 22-year-old gave an interview earlier this week claiming that ‘no one can hate me more than I hate myself for what I’ve done and all I can say is I’m sorry and just give me a second chance’.
She even vowed to offer assistance in the fight against terrorism if allowed to return to Britain.
However, behind closed doors she has allegedly told friends she would remain silent over other Brits who had turned to ISIS, according to the Sun on Sunday.
Shamima Begum (pictured) has allegedly told her friends that she will never name other Brits who joined ISIS – despite claiming she wanted to help fight terrorism
A source close to the Jihadi bride told the publication: ‘All the talk was about helping deradicalise kids and stop them from following in her footsteps.
‘But she’s made it clear she won’t name any British IS fighters she met in Syria.
‘Some have survived and the intelligence is so patchy that her evidence would be invaluable. But for her it’s a red line. It won’t help her chances.’
It comes after Sajid Javid earlier this week scoffed at Shamima Begum’s claims she was only a ‘wife and mother’ while a servant of the cruel ISIS ‘death cult’ in Syria.
The Health Secretary defended his decision to take away her right to be British, declaring: ‘If you know what I knew – you would have made exactly the same decision’.
Begum donned western clothing for a tone deaf interview with Good Morning Britain from a Syrian refugee camp where she begged the UK for forgiveness and claimed she was a victim – not a terrorist or a criminal.
She is banned from the UK and lost her passport after marrying a jihadi with spy agencies denying her claims she was just a Raqqa housewife and instead believe she was a member of the terror group’s feared ‘morality police’ and was even seen stitching suicide bombers into explosive vests and carrying a Kalashnikov.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid, who revoked her British citizenship in 2019 on national security grounds when he was Home Secretary, hinted that Begum was lying about just being a ‘mother and wife’ when in Syria.
The 22-year-old gave an interview earlier this week claiming that ‘no one can hate me more than I hate myself for what I’ve done and all I can say is I’m sorry and just give me a second chance’. Pictured: Begum in 2019
He said today: ‘I won’t go into details of the case, but what I will say is that you certainly haven’t seen what I saw.’
He added: ‘If you did know what I knew, because you are sensible, responsible people, you would have made exactly the same decision – of that I have no doubt.’
Wearing a Nike baseball cap and a low-cut vest top instead of a niqab, Begum said she is a victim of grooming by extremists, would now ‘rather die’ than rejoin ISIS and admitted she was wrong to say the Manchester Arena attack was ‘justified’ because of airstrikes that have killed civilians in Syria.
She also said she had no idea ISIS was a ‘death cult’ when she joined.
Begum also made a jaw-dropping offer to the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who wants her kept out of Britain, she said: ‘You are clearly struggling with extremism and terrorism in your country. I could very much help you with that because you clearly don’t know what you’re doing’. She added: ‘I want them (the British public) to see me as an asset rather than a threat to them.’