Update on Shamima Begum: she loses her appeal to regain UK citizenship, and I change my mind.

Shamima Begum was only 15 when she joined Isis; she was failed by counter-terrorism. However, she hasn’t shown credible remorse and is currently a national security risk that is too great.

It’s a pity that Martine Croxall’s excellent interview with Anthony Glees (University of Buckingham) on BBC is not available yet in full – it made me feel like I was being a bleeding heart liberal in my last post about Shamima, which I was. Though even Anthony Glees said that Shamima should be able to “work her passage” by, for example, working with those Isis tortured: Yazizi women – what would she say to them?



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