Sister Asks UK To Bring Shamima Begum’s Newborn

The sister of Shamima Begum, the British teenager who left London in 2015 to join ISIS in Syria, has written a letter to UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid, asking for his help in bringing her newborn son back to Britain.

Earlier this week, CNN affiliate ITV News reported that Begum's mother received a letter from the Home Office, informing her of an order to revoke her daughter's citizenship. In a televised interview with ITV, Begum, now 19, said she was "a bit shocked" by the decision,

The sister of Shamima Begum, the British teenager who left London in 2015 to join ISIS in Syria, has written a letter to UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid, asking for his help in bringing her newborn son back to Britain.

Earlier this week, CNN affiliate ITV News reported that Begum's mother received a letter from the Home Office, informing her of an order to revoke her daughter's citizenship. In a televised interview with ITV, Begum, now 19, said she was "a bit shocked" by the decision.

Speaking for her family, Renu Begum said they were "sickened" by the "vile" comments Shamima made about ISIS in recent interviews, but wrote, "We, as her family, cannot simply abandon her." The teenager's British citizenship is "her only hope at rehabilitation," her sister wrote.

Renu said that when Shamima left for Syria in 2015, the family "went to every fathomable effort" to prevent her from reaching ISIS territory, but ultimately "lost" her to "a murderous and misogynistic cult."

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