Britain should show Shamima Begum ‘mercy’ after baby’s death, her mum demands

BRITAIN should show Shamima Begum “mercy” after her baby’s death, her mum has demanded.

ISIS bride Shamima’s three-week old son Jarrah died last week in hospital following breathing problems, after she begged to be allowed back into Britain for the NHS to take care of him.

She did several media interviews showing no remorse for fleeing to join the terror group.

And she even called the 2017 Manchester Arena massacre of 22 people attending a pop concert “justified”, sparking a furious row about whether she should be allowed to come back to the country.

But days later her UK citizenship was revoked by the Home Secretary.

Yesterday it was revealed that two other ISIS brides have also been stripped of theirs too.

But now lawyers acting on behalf of her mum have written to the Home Office demanding that they give her “mercy” and reconsider her situation after her baby’s death, Sky News revealed today.

The legal letter said: “We write specifically on behalf of Mrs Begum, Shamima Begum’s mother to ask you to reconsider your previous decision dated 19 February 2019 to deprive her daughter Begum of her British citizenship…

Ms Begum requests this reconsideration, as an act of mercy, on the basis of the following new information, namely the death of her new-born son”.

The letter added: “it is extremely unlikely that Shamima will be in a fit state to make any rational decisions.”

And they argued there were “immediate fears for Shamima’s health and safety” as she remained in the warzone.

The lawyer acting on behalf of the family, Tasnime Akunjee, said it was to “avoid further tragedy”.

Her family have said they will appeal the decision to prevent her from returning to the UK.

Yesterday Begum’s dad, speaking from Bangladesh, said she should have never been allowed to leave Britain and begged the UK to forgive her – days after saying it was RIGHT for her to have her citizenship revoked.

He said: “She was underage at that time, she couldn’t understand that much. I suppose someone influenced her to do that.”

The Home Secretary has defended the move to strip terrorist fighters’ brides of British citizenship, and insisted it won’t make them stateless.

Home Office officials have said she had dual nationality with Bangladesh through her parents.

Sajid Javid has vowed to do all he can to protect the public from the ISIS terror group, and said that anyone returning to the UK can be a huge risk to security.

The Home Office said the Home Secretary “has the power to deprive someone of their British citizenship where it would not render them stateless”, adding: “We do not comment on individual cases, but any decisions to deprive individuals of their citizenship are based on all available evidence and not taken lightly.”

Begum had earlier discussed her fears that she could lose the boy, saying: “This is really not a place to raise children, this camp.”

She fled to join the terror group when she was just 15 and went on to have three children, all of whom have died in Syria.

Last week in a message to British politicians the teen said: “I would like them to re-evaluate my case with a bit more mercy in their heart, you know.”

Yesterday Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said children of jihadi brides could be brought back to Britain after Begum’s baby’s death.

Amid a growing backlash the Foreign Secretary defended the decision not to send British officials into a Syrian refugee camp to save Ms Begum’s three week-old baby, whose UK citizenship remained.

The Home Office has been approached for comment.