SINCE the Times gave this dramatic front page coverage to their Shamima Begum scoop,
Shamima Begum, one of three pupils from Bethnal Green who ran away from London aged 15 to join Islamic State in Syria, has been found by The Times in a refugee camp after escaping the jihadists’ final showdown. pic.twitter.com/kFcG02lvaq
— The Times of London (@thetimes) February 13, 2019
along with her plea to ‘bring me home’, the row over the UK’s response, which one can only assume they hoped to ignite, has indeed raged.
It didn’t take long for the BBC to run the headline ‘Shamima Begum: IS teen’s return to UK could be prevented’ after the Home Secretary made his emphatic statement: ‘If you have supported terrorist organisations abroad I will not hesitate to prevent your return.’
Even that usually clear thinker Jacob Rees-Mogg commented: ‘I think there ought to be a certain human sympathy for a 15-year-old who has been abused, and to some extent has been a victim in this process.’
Jacob Rees-Mogg on Shamima Begum: "There ought to be human sympathy for a 15-year-old who has been abused and a victim in this process. Sometimes the hard line is not the right line."@JuliaHB1 | @Jacob_Rees_Mogg | https://t.co/sv3MZUm41c pic.twitter.com/L4lRjuogFo
— talkRADIO (@talkRADIO) February 15, 2019
Laura’s uncompromising view of the matter that we published on TCW you can read here.
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