A top Muslim leader says the IS bride is “not practicing Islam” but should be shown sympathy and adopted by a Muslim country.
His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, who represents tens of millions of Ahmadi Muslims worldwide, said that:
“If the British Government has stripped her of her nationality then another country should adopt her, any Muslim country,”
He added that:
“Since her parents were from Bangladesh, the first duty is of Bangladesh to take her as a national.”
Speaking at the Baitul Futuh Mosque, in Morden, south west London, he added that he did not blame the British government for the death of her 18-day-old baby Jerah.
In 2015 Shamima Begum left Britain with two other schoolgirls to join the IS terror group. She had earlier begged to return to the UK with her boy as the self-styled caliphate collapsed, but the British Home Secretary revoked her passport amid fierce public debate.