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She Joined ISIS at 15, Won't Get UK Citizenship Back

What losing her appeal means for Shamima Begum

(Newser) - Though judges agreed Shamima Begum presented a believable case she was a victim of ISIS sex trafficking, a British court dismissed her appeal to get her UK citizenship back, barring the 23-year-old from returning home. The BBC quoted Begum's legal reps as stating her case is "nowhere...

UK Blocked Pregnant ISIS Teen; Now, Her Baby Has Died

Shamima Begum's 3-week-old son died of pneumonia in Syrian refugee camp

(Newser) - Shamima Begum was 19, pregnant, and wanted to return home to Britain. But she had spent four years with ISIS, so Britain revoked her citizenship and she gave birth in a Syrian refugee camp that has now proved fatal to her infant son, who died Thursday or Friday of pneumonia...

Woman Who Left US to Join ISIS Can't Return

Hoda Muthana's family plans to fight Trump administration's decision

(Newser) - A woman who grew up in Alabama, then left to join ISIS at age 20 , will not be allowed back into the US, President Trump said Wednesday in a tweet. "I have instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and he fully agrees, not to allow Hoda Muthana back into...

UK to Use Loophole to Revoke ISIS Teen's Citizenship

Shamima Begum will not be stateless, they say

(Newser) - British authorities have taken steps to ensure that a woman who ran away from her London home to join ISIS when she was 15 can never come home. In a letter to the parents of Shamima Begum seen by ITV News , Britain's Home Office says it has decided to...

Eschewed by UK, Teen Who Joined ISIS Gives Birth in Syria

Shamima Begum, 19, wants to return home to Britain with her baby

(Newser) - The family of a British teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State group said Sunday she has given birth to a baby boy. The family's lawyer said that 19-year-old Shamima Begum and her latest baby are in good health. Begum is living in a refugee camp in...

UK 'Won't Hesitate' to Block Return of ISIS Schoolgirl

Minister says Begum could lose citizenship

(Newser) - Shamima Begum, who ran away from her London home to join ISIS when she was 15, now wants to go home —but authorities have signaled they will try to block her return. "My message is clear," Home Secretary Sajid Javid tells the Times of London. "If...

She Left London to Join ISIS. Now She Wants to Go Home

Shamima Begum due to give birth 'any day'

(Newser) - Four years after she left London as a 15-year-old schoolgirl to join ISIS, the group is on the verge of losing the last of its territory—and Shamima Begum has decided she wants to go home. The Times of London found the 19-year-old in a refugee camp in eastern Syria,...

What's Driving British Teen Girls to Join ISIS?

Aqsa Mahmood went from 'Harry Potter' fan to radical 'poster girl'

(Newser) - Three missing London teenagers appear to have traveled to Syria to join ISIS, despite their parents' impassioned pleas—and one catalyst in the decision may have been a like-minded young woman from Scotland. Aqsa Mahmood, who at 20 is just a few years older than the trio, was once a...

Cops Fear 3 UK Schoolgirls Are on Their Way to Syria

British police hope they can intercept girls in Turkey before they find ISIS

(Newser) - Three London teens on their winter break are believed to have skipped town and headed to Syria to join up with ISIS, British police said today, per the BBC . Shamima Begum, 15, and two classmates—Kadiza Sultana, 16, and a 15-year-old friend whose parents asked for anonymity—reportedly got on...

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