FORMER Brit ISIS bride Shamima Begum has been slammed for faking regret as her controversial podcast has sparked fury.
The BBC has confronted big backlash for the ten-part podcast the place the 23-year-old opens up about becoming a member of the ruthless terrorist group.
The 23-year-old speaks about her time in ISIS in her podcastCredit: BBC
Begum travelled to Syria aged 15 to affix the terrorist groupCredit: BBC
Begum is preventing to get again her British citizenshipCredit: 3
Begum who at the moment lives within the Al-Roj jail camp, speaks about travelling to Syria to affix the bloodthirsty jihadis within the “I’m Not a Monster” podcast.
The 23-year-old has constantly claimed she was groomed when she was 15, earlier than being trafficked for sexual exploitation by the fear group in 2015.
The podcast aired as she awaits a ruling on her attraction towards the House Workplace’s determination to take away her British citizenship, anticipated by March.
She admits the general public sees her “as a hazard” after she joined the fear group however insists she is “a lot greater than ISIS.”
However journalist and filmmaker Andrew Drury who met Begum seven instances over the course of a yr doubts her present of regret is real.
Regardless of initially believing she was a trafficking sufferer, he described her as manipulative” and mentioned she has “no regret.”
He instructed the Occasions: “She sees herself as a sufferer now however she instructed me fairly clearly it was her option to go [to Syria] and he or she went of her personal free will.
“She is a narcissist. She desires to be a any person. Now she sees herself as a celeb.
“Being a part of Isis meant she was a any person and now she’s a any person once more.”
He additionally mentioned that she as soon as requested for a replica of Guantanamo Diary, a guide by Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s guide about his time in Guantanamo Bay for 14 years with out cost.
In his guide Journey Hazard, Drury mentioned Begum is making an attempt to “create a personality,” noting that once they first met she didn’t point out “being trafficked or groomed.”
Drury added he misplaced sympathy for her when she mentioned she was “over” the dying of her three youngsters.
And journalist Richard Ashmore, who met Begum in Syria final yr, mentioned “she is the enduring Isis bride of Britain” earlier than including she had even “thrown a tantrum” when he interviewed one other girl on the camp.
In the meantime, Begum’s podcast has already sparked outrage with critics accusing the BBC of giving a platform to somebody who brazenly accepts she joined a terrorist organisation.
Within the podcast, Begum talks about being given detailed directions by ISIS together with learn how to keep away from detection in the course of the journey.
She says she stuffed her suitcase together with her favorite chocolate as a result of she feared she wouldn’t have the ability to pay money for any as soon as she was within the Center East.
The previous schoolgirl from Bethnal Inexperienced, east London, wed an ISIS fighter after travelling to Syria and had three youngsters, who’ve all since died.
After the collapse of the evil regime, she ended up in a refugee camp which she known as “worse than a jail.”
In 2019, was stripped of her UK citizenship by House Secretary on the time Sajid Javi.
She has since launched a recent try to have her citizenship restored together with her attorneys telling the courtroom she was “cynically recruited and groomed.”
In her podcast she insists she “is a lot greater than ISIS”Credit score: PA:Press Affiliation/PA Photographs