Another four ISIS brides are following in the footsteps of Shamima Begum and fighting for their British citizenship in court.
Supreme Court judges are set to rule on Begum’s future when they decided whether or not the 21-year-old can return to the UK to appeal her citizenship.
Begum left her home in Bethnal Green, London, in 2015 when she was a 15-year-old school girl to join up with ISIS terrorists in Syria, The Times reports.
She married a Dutch jihadi named Yago Riedijk and had three kids – all of which have since died.
Begum’s British citizenship was stripped by the then home secretary Sajid Javid on national security grounds.
She later called the decision “heartbreaking” and "unjust", and is determined to be allowed to return to the UK to appeal it.
At least four other women are all attempting to take the same route of legal action against the Government.
The women, believed to be mothers, want to return to the UK from detention camps in Syria.
In order to maintain their human rights they have been granted anonymity to prevent revenge attacks should they be allowed back into the country.
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It’s believed the women want their passports reinstated and are claiming they were trafficked to Syria by their ISIS-supporting husbands.
Begum’s case has been a major political talking point in the UK.
The Home Office argued that it had not made Begum ‘stateless’ as she was eligible for a Bangladeshi passport due to her parentage.
Abdul Momen, Bangladesh's foreign minister, previously said Begum could be hanged for supporting terrorism if she went to the country.
Begum is challenging the UK government’s decision, and earlier this year the Court of Appeal ruled that the only “fair and effective” way for her to do so is if she is allowed back into the UK.
Judges said that “fairness and justice” must, based on the case, “outweigh national security concerns”.
The government is appealing the decision and argues that her return to the UK would bring an “increased risk of terrorism”.
As a result, her potential return to the UK has been put on hold until a decision by the Supreme Court, set to be ruled on Monday.
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