Former Isis bride Shamima Begum has stated she was only a “dumb child” when she travelled to Syria to affix the group and now desires to assist rehabilitate different former terrorist recruits.
In an interview for a brand new documentary from the al-Roj jail camp in Syria the place she continues to be being held, Begum stated: “I do not assume I used to be a terrorist. I feel I used to be only a dumb child who made one mistake.
“I personally do not assume that I should be rehabilitated, however I might need to assist different folks be rehabilitated. I might love to assist.”
The 21-year-old – wearing denims and a cap – was chatting with filmmaker Andrew Drury for his TV present, Hazard Zone.
“I put on these garments, and I do not put on a hijab, as a result of it makes me blissful,” she stated. “And something on this camp that makes me blissful is sort of a lifesaver.”
Requested what she would say to these within the UK, Begum replied: “Can I come dwelling please, fairly please?”
The previous baby bride from Bethnal Inexperienced, east London, left the UK with two classmates, Kadiza Sultana and Amira Abase, in February 2015.
Then aged 15, Begum and her mates took a Turkish Airways flight from Gatwick to Istanbul earlier than crossing into Syria.
She lived beneath Isis rule for greater than three years, married a Dutch Isis fighter who’s believed to be held at one other jail in Syria, and had three infants, all of whom have died.
Begum is at present unable to journey to the UK after her British citizenship was revoked and a court docket blocked her return citing safety issues.
Mr Drury, who movies documentaries from warzones and different hostile environments for Netflix, stated after assembly Begum he believed she needs to be allowed to return to the UK to face trial.
He stated: “We had been about to say goodbye and I did not know the protocol as a result of keep in mind she is there as a terrorist.
“I went to shake her hand and she or he began to cry and stated to me, ‘Can I’ve a hug?’”
“This lady is a weak 21-year-old who did one thing unbelievably silly. It was a infantile mistake from a 15-year-old.”