Shamima Begum asks UK for 'second chance' in new documentary 4 months ago

Shamima Begum asks UK for 'second chance' in new documentary

Shamima made the comments for a new documentary

Shamima Begum has asked the UK for a 'second chance', and has asked Brits to keep an 'open mind' when they think of the stories they've heard about her.

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She claims the government and media have misrepresented her, and has said she was 'young an naïve' when she left the UK for Syria as a teenager.

Shamima has spoken with Sky as part of a new documentary called The Return: Life After ISIS.

She said:

When I was a teenager, I was so ungrateful, but I was young and naïve and I felt like I knew everything.

I felt like I was right and everyone else was wrong. I said I hated my mum and now I realise I love her and I feel most safe with her, and most loved with her.

I would say to the people of the UK, give me a second chance because I was still young when I left.

I just want them to put aside everything they've heard about me on the media and just have an open mind about why I left and who I am now as a person.

She also went on to say that lies have been perpetuated about her in the press, including that she was part of ISIS' s morality police, which enforced strict rules.

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She said:

It makes no sense how ISIS would let a 15-year-old with no Islamic knowledge work for hisbah when I don't speak the language.

I didn't really have any credentials or anything, so I don't know why I'm being accused of this.

I think my government just wants to make me look bad and they couldn't find anything so they just made it up.

The documentary focuses on a number of women who left their respective countries to live under ISIS. and arrives on Sky and NOW from 15 June.