Following the recent decision to not allow Shamima Begum and her child back in to the UK, two more Jihadi brides have been stripped of British citizenship.
A decision not took lightly by the UK, comes after the death of Shamima’s 3-week-old son passing away.
According to The Sunday Times, two women, who between them have five boys under the age of eight, had their UK nationality removed after marrying into a terror cell linked to the murder of western hostages.
After contacting the Home Office, a spokesman said they could not comment on individual cases, but added:
“Any decisions to deprive individuals of their citizenship are based on all available evidence and not taken lightly.”
The two women Zara Iqbal 28 and sister Reema Iqbal 30, originally from Pakistan, left for Syria in 2013.
The oldest sibling Reema was reportedly heavily pregnant with her second child, when she made the journey to Syria having a third child whilst over there.
The youngest sister Zara, has two sons, one of whom is of UK born origin.
The UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid, came under scrutiny after stripping Shamima of her citizenship following the death of her son in a Syrian refugee camp.
Begum was just 15 when she fled the UK to Syria, to join the Terror group.
British citizenship can only legally be stripped if the person holds citizenship in another country. Shamima is reported to have one in Bangladesh, but The Bangladesh government deny this.
The spokesperson who represents the Ahmadi Muslims worldwide, Caliph Mirza Masroor Ahmad, begged any Muslim country to show sympathy to her. He also went on to say:
“If the British Government has stripped her of her nationality then another country should adopt her, any Muslim country,” he told reporters at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden, south-west London, ahead of an annual peace conference.”
“Since her parents were from Bangladesh, the first duty is of Bangladesh to take her as a national.”
The BBC reported that this is now Shamima’s 3rd child she has lost and that medical reports show that his death was due to pneumonia
Javid’s Labour counterpart, Dianne Abbot added:
“If the mother and baby had been brought home, the mother, Shamima Begum, would have faced British justice, but the baby might have lived.”
Conservative MP Phillip Lee spoke on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme accusing Javid of “moral cowardice”.
Speaking to the Observer, Lord Macdonald said:
“His move risked creating a more dangerous world where stateless individuals roam with no allegiance and the death of unprotected innocents, in this case a vulnerable British baby”.
“No dignified self-governing state should abandon responsibility for its own citizens in this way, trying to dump them on to poorer countries with failed security arrangements,”
A government spokesman said:
“The death of any child is tragic and deeply distressing for the family”.
“The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has consistently advised against travel to Syria since April 2011.”