The Mail on Sunday has established that Ferdous Jahan, 31, (pictured) resides in the identical Syrian refugee camp as Shamima Begum – and, like her, is hoping to be allowed again to Britain
The Mail on Sunday has established that Ferdous Jahan, 31, resides in the identical Syrian refugee camp as Shamima Begum – and, like her, is hoping to be allowed again to Britain.
Interviewed within the Al-Roj camp final month, mother-of-three Jahan, who’s believed to have been stripped of her UK citizenship by the House Workplace, claimed she was duped by her British convert husband into becoming a member of IS and hopes to be allowed again to the UK.
‘If my youngsters can have a very good training and set up a traditional life… then I’ll be very glad,’ she mentioned. ‘But when the UK decides not to do that, what can I do?’
Her model of occasions has, nonetheless, been questioned by the mother and father of Terence Le Web page, whom she married earlier than they fled to Syria in November 2015. Le Web page, who referred to as himself Abu Khalid, was killed by a sniper within the Iraqi metropolis of Mosul.
‘She was the one which satisfied Terry to go. She was the driving pressure. After they went there, he didn’t prefer it and needed to come back again,’ mentioned Donna Le Web page, 54, at her house in Lewisham, South-East London. ‘She was the instigator. I used to be raving after I heard that. How dare you’re taking my son away.’
Regardless of that, Mrs Le Web page hopes the household can return to Britain – if just for the sake of her grandchildren, aged six, 5 and three. ‘They don’t should be there, they didn’t ask to go there,’ she mentioned.
Referred to as Beena to family and friends, Jahan grew up in Twickenham however joined Al-Muhajiroun (ALM), the banned group led by notorious hate cleric Anjem Choudary. ALM organized her Islamic marriage to Le Web page, a Muslim convert who took half in protests for the extremist group together with his brother.
Her model of occasions has, nonetheless, been questioned by the mother and father of Terence Le Web page, whom she married earlier than they fled to Syria in November 2015. Le Web page (pictured), who referred to as himself Abu Khalid, was killed by a sniper within the Iraqi metropolis of Mosul
On one event, they screamed abuse at British troopers guarding Greenwich Park throughout the 2012 London Olympics.
Jahan was eight months pregnant with their second baby when the couple travelled to Syria, however she claims Le Web page lied to her that it was a romantic journey to Turkey.
‘I didn’t get to have a very good honeymoon, so he mentioned he’ll fulfil his promise,’ she mentioned final month. ‘However little did I do know what different plans he had ultimately. I barely knew a lot of the occasions once we have been on the journeys as I used to be sleeping all through the journey.’
Till shortly earlier than his loss of life, Le Web page had lived with Jahan and their two youngsters in Raqqa, the de facto capital of the IS caliphate.
A 12 months later, she married the daddy of her third baby, a Kurdish jihadi who was killed in an air strike within the south-eastern Syrian city of Mayadin. After his loss of life, she fled to Baghouz, IS’s final stronghold, the place she was detained by Kurdish forces and despatched to a camp.
Her hopes of being repatriated rose when the Pink Cross delivered a letter from her household – the primary contact with them for six years.
ON THE MARCH: IS fighters on the top of the group’s powers in Raqqa, Syria
However her father now says they’ve stopped their authorized efforts to deliver her again. ‘We don’t know what resolution the Authorities will take,’ he mentioned on the £900,000 household house in Bow, East London. ‘We’ve stopped the courtroom case. We don’t wish to say a single phrase about her.’
Jahan is of Bangladeshi origin and her citizenship is known to have been revoked on the identical grounds as that of Begum – specifically that Britain was not making her stateless as a result of she will be able to apply to stay in Bangladesh. The Supreme Court docket dominated in February that Begum, who was a schoolgirl when she travelled to Syria to affix IS in February 2015, couldn’t return to the UK from Al-Roj to combat her case.
The unmasking of Jahan comes because the Authorities is reportedly planning to overtake Britain’s 650-year-old treason legal guidelines to make it simpler to prosecute returning jihadists.
The Instances reported yesterday that Ministers may redefine the interpretation of an ‘enemy’ to cowl membership or assist for teams that search to hurt the UK.
The marketing campaign group Reprieve mentioned final week that Britain had stripped citizenship from a minimum of 19 of the 25 British adults being held in camps in north-east Syria. There are regarded as 9 British males in Kurdish prisons, in addition to 16 ladies and 34 youngsters on the Al-Roj and Al-Hol camps.