ISIS bride's family urge Sajid Javid to allow them to bring her baby here

Mail Online | 2/22/2019 | Rod Ardehali;James Wood For Mailonline
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The family of Shamima Begum want to bring her newborn son to London and raise him pending her appeal to reinstate her British citizenship.

Begum was banned from entering the country and stripped of her British passport by the Home Office on Monday, but her family's lawyer plans to travel to the refugee camp in northern Syria where she is living to bring home five-day old Jerah.

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The family will explore all legal and practical options in order to gain custody of Jerah while Begum's case goes through the courts, the Guardian reported.

Home Secretary Sajid Javid previously stated - and legal experts have confirmed - that Jerah is still British despite his mother losing her citizenship, as he was born while she was still a legal national.

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And while theoretically he could also have his citizenship revoked, the government would need to show that he himself posed a threat.

Begum, who was told on Tuesday of Mr Javid's decision, had two other children with her Dutch Jihadist husband who both died of unknown illnesses under ISIS.

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The 19-year-old has pleaded for mercy from politicians and said she is 'willing to change' and wanted to return home with her baby son.

The teenager, from Bethnal Green in East London, was 15 when she moved to join Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate in Syria.

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The BBC reported this evening that Begum's family would challenge Mr Javid's decision and in a letter to the Home Secretary they say they are 'sickened by the comments she made... but as her family they cannot simply abandon her.'

The letter, written by her sister Renu Begum on behalf of the family, said: 'We wish to make clear, that along with the rest of the country, we are shocked and appalled at the vile comments she has made...
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