RICHARD PENDLEBURY tracked British jihadi bride Shamima Begum to a new Syrian camp | Daily Mail Online


  • Shamima Begum was seen perched on a sofa on a sun-blasted Syrian hillside
  • She is not wearing a veil and wears a diamante nose stud and possible lip gloss
  • In the past six months she says she has not spoken to anyone from the UK

In the corner of a cabin behind a wire fence on a sun-blasted Syrian hillside, a girl from Bethnal Green is perched on a sofa, regarding me warily. The first things I notice about her are the absence of a veil, the glint of a fashionable diamante nose stud and the application of what looks very much like lip gloss.

There is also the cheerful plum-coloured — rather than Islamist black — hijab. From beneath her long grey skirt a baby-blue nylon trainer is peeping. All these aspects of her appearance are new and unexpected. Yet her face is instantly recognisable. She is the British teenage Isis bride, Shamima Begum.

For the past six months no one from her home country has spoken to her, she says. That is, no one outside this internment centre whose name can be loosely translated as Camp Sunshine.

 

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IS bride Shamima Begum full transcript: ‘It was nice at first, like in the videos’ | UK News | Sky News


Sky News has spoken to IS bride Shamima Begum in an exclusive interview just hours after she gave birth to a baby boy in a Syrian refugee camp.

The 19-year-old was one of three schoolgirls from Bethnal Green in east London who travelled to Syria to join the Islamic State in 2015.

Sky correspondent John Sparks interviewed the teenager at the refugee camp.

Here is the full exchange:

Tell me a bit about the child.

It’s a boy. I named him after my old son [who died] – that’s what my husband wanted.

What are conditions like in the camp?

 

Source: IS bride Shamima Begum full transcript: ‘It was nice at first, like in the videos’ | UK News | Sky News