Boxer Amir Khan today accused Shamima Begum of giving British Muslims ‘a bad name’ as he backed the decision to tear up her passport.
Amir Khan also blasted the 19-year-old’s ‘arrogant’ and remorseless interviews from Syria where she demanded ‘sympathy’ from the country she fled aged 15.
He tweeted today: ‘You left to support terrorism, now live with it. After watching her video she doesn’t seem one bit upset and comes across so arrogant. UK isn’t your home, stop giving us all a bad name please’.
Shamima Begum, who fled the UK to join the Islamic State terror group in Syria aged 15, her British citizenship has been revoked.
Home Secretary Sajid Javid ordered the move against the 19-year-old Londoner who wants to return to the UK with her newly-born child as the so-called caliphate crumbles.
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Legal experts including Lord Carlile QC, Britain’s former reviewer of terrorism legislation, have said that it appears the Home Office does have a genuine case to revoke her British citizenship and keep her in Syria.
But her newborn son Jerah is entitled to a British passport and could be used by his mother to fight to return to Britain on human rights grounds.