A former Scots soldier has spoken with the ex husband of ISIS bride Shamima Begum and revealed that she was paid a ‘wage’ from the evil terror group.
Ex British Army squaddie Alan Duncan, from Elgin, Moray, has been in Iraq and Syria making a documentary on the terror group and the trail of destruction they left in the Middle East.
The 53-year-old, who had previously fought with the Kurdish Peshmerga against the group, secured an interview with Dutch man Yago Riedijk who married Begum in the Caliphate.
Alan spoke to multiple fighters as part of his documentary ‘ISIS: What about Justice for Us’ and told how many remained unrepentant despite all the horrors.
Last July it was decided that Begum – one of three east London schoolgirls who travelled to Syria to join the terror group – should be allowed to return to the UK to challenge the deprivation of her British citizenship.
She travelled to Syria in February 2015 and lived under IS rule for more than three years before she was found, nine months pregnant, in a Syrian refugee camp in February, 2019.
In a minute long clip of the interview given exclusively to the Record, her former husband confirms he was married to Begum and that the pair had agreed a dowry- a payment for the marriage.
He said: “We both agreed a dowry. basically all she asked for was a Koran.
“We took the pledge and after that you have to hear and obey.”
Alan told the Record he had met Riedijk at an unspecified ‘intelligence centre’ and had travelled to prisons to speak with ISIS fighters including half a dozen Brits.
Riedikj claims the young ISIS bride is manipulating Western governments to try and come home.