PIERS Morgan today slammed Diane Abbott for blaming the UK over Shamima Begum’s baby death saying her kids died because “she chose to bring them into her despicable world.”
The outspoken GMB host hit out after the controversial Labour politician sparked outrage by blaming the tragic death on the “callous” decision to strip the ISIS bride of her British citizenship.
Morgan tweeted in response to Ms Abbott :”Begum spent 4yrs actively supporting ISIS, the world’s most barbaric & inhumane terrorist organisation.
“Her three children all died because she chose to bring them into the despicable world she chose for herself.
“To now blame Britain, the country she denounced, is disgusting.”
Begum gave birth to her third child in a Syrian refugee camp – after her first two died of disease and malnutrition – and had hoped the child would be her passport back to the UK.
Ms Abbott last nigh posted about the sad death on Twitter, saying: “It is against international law to make someone stateless, and now an innocent child has died as a result of a British woman being stripped of her citizenship.
This is callous and inhumane.”
The Labour MP was promptly slammed for her comments, which came after the 19-year-old’s newborn son Jarrah died from a lung infection yesterday.
Unrepentant Begum had hoped the child would be her passport back to the UK after she fled to join the murderous terror group in 2015.
She has recently been living at a desert refugee camp after being told she had been stripped of her British citizenship.
But she was blasted by social media users for appearing to blame the decision by the Government as the reason why the baby lost his life.
One said: “The death of any child is exceptionally sad , however to look for political gain is just depressing,”
Another wrote: “Her baby didn’t die because they removed her citizenship, her baby died because of the conditions she elected to subject herself to. Even if she still had the passport it’s very unlikely she would have been brought back as a matter of urgency. For what reason?”
While one said: “It’s not Britain’s fault the children died as sad as it is it’s the mother’s responsibility for choosing her path. To turn a baby’s death into political point scoring now that’s callous and inhumane.”
Jarrah, who was a British citizen, was having breathing difficulties and was taken to hospital along with Begum on Thursday morning.
But the baby couldn’t be saved and passed away yesterday at 1.30pm local time after suffering from a lung infection.
The jihadi bride was later taken back to the refugee camp in Syria to bury her child.
Begum claimed last month that her son – named after a 7th century Islamic warlord – was unwell and she would not allow him to return to the UK alone.
In an interview with Sky News she said: “I am struggling to get my supplies in right now.
“I don’t have a card because they lost my card, so I have to run around to take care of my son now, when I am sick. I am not getting my stuff.”
At the time, her ISIS fighter husband Yago Riedijk – currently held in a Kurdish-run jail – claimed he wanted to take her and his baby to the Netherlands.
Begum reportedly fled the al-Hol refugee camp after getting death threats from other jihadi families for speaking out about life under the terror regime.
And she has long said she is desperate to be back in London insisting she deserves “sympathy”.
Home Secretary Sajid Javid had previously admitted her son’s citizenship rights would not be affected – as some experts said she might use him to stage a homecoming.
However when asked whether there was any plan for Begum’s son, Mr Javid told the Commons it would be “incredibly difficult” for the Government to facilitate the return of any child from Syria.
“If it is possible somehow for a British child to be brought to a place where there is a British consular presence, the closest place – it might be Turkey for example – in those circumstances I guess potentially it is possible to arrange for some sort of help with the consent of the parent,” he added.
“Inside Syria, whether in a camp or maybe somewhere else, there is no British consular presence.”
It is thought Shamima used her older sister’s passport to fly from Gatwick to Turkey with two other teenage girls in February 2015.
She was smuggled over the border to Syria and within weeks was married to Riedijk.
Shamima resurfaced at a refugee camp in Syria last month and told reporters she wanted to come home.
But she sparked fury when she said the Manchester Arena suicide bombing was justified and claimed she deserved more sympathy.
The teen also said she did not regret joining ISIS, adding she had a “good time” under the terror regime and said seeing severed heads “didn’t faze me at all”.