Shamima Begum and her newborn baby have fled the Syrian refugee camp in which they were living after receiving a torrent of death threats, the Daesh bride's lawyer has told the Sun.
The 19-year-old Miss Begum and her son, Jerah, were moved from the Al-Hol camp in the North of the war-torn country due to what lawyer Tasnime Akunjee has described to the media as "safety concerns around her [Begum] and her baby."
Akunjee told the Sun newspaper that, "I can confirm that it is our understanding that Shamima has been moved from Al-Hol due to safety concerns around her and her baby. We further understand that indeed she and her child had been threatened by others at the Al-Hol camp."
According to the Sun's report, other Jihadi brides in the camp were growing increasingly frustrated with Miss Begum for her willingness to talk to international media and for showing her face on camera.
It's all part of an orchestrated plot to make people feel sorry for her and gain sympathy.— The Void (@atomicebo) 1 March 2019
If she's British because she was born in the UK, that kid must be Syrian.— ᎠᎩլꂅᏒ ϮuᏒᎠᕱՈ (@dylerturdan) March 1, 2019
One source told the Sun that, "Shamima was directly threatened in the camp. She is living in fear of her life. There is a bounty on her head. She felt she had no option but to move her and her child to have a chance of survival."
People have to ask why the media are talking to her?— Adan 🇸🇴🏴🇬🇧 (@Adan21340291) 25 February 2019
No one care's about her.
All they want to do is stir up hatred.
She made a decision
Let her live with it
Reports say that Miss Begum and her baby are believed to have relocated to a base along Syria's border with Iraq.
Begum has become a recognisable face since mid-February when a reporter for the Times located her in the northern Syrian refugee camp. She headed for the Jihad in Syria at age 15 from Bethnal Green in east London. The terrorist bride sparked international anger upon saying during that interview that she did not regret joining Daesh, a group responsible for the wholesale slaughter of thousands of Syrians and Iraqis and for carrying out a number of indiscriminate terrorist attacks in Europe.
I believe she’ll end up back here. Not sure why there’s so much outrage over Shamima in particular when there have been many other ex-Isis returning to the UK. One in fact was found to have been working at an NHS hospital….I’m not saying it’s right they return 1/2— Kerry (@ohblimeymate) 1 March 2019
Soon after her interview with the Times, UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid asserted that he would do "everything" in his power to block British Daesh fighters and their brides from returning to the UK and promptly stripped Miss Begum of her citizenship, saying that she could claim Bangladeshi citizenship due to her mother's origins in that country. However, Bangladesh quickly shot down that possibility, saying that Miss Begum had been "erroneously identified" as a citizen by the UK government and that she had "never" visited the country.
Since then, Miss Begum has companied that the UK's decision to strip her nationality was "unjust" and only carried out to "make an example" of her because she had received significant media attention, pointing out that other Daesh brides and their children have been allowed to return to the UK from Syria.
"I feel like I've been discriminated against because everyone was saying I was a poster girl for ISIS. I'm being punished right now because I'm famous. I regret speaking to the media. I wish I had stayed low and found a different way to contact my family," she told the Sunday Telegraph in an interview on February 24.
* Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIS/Islamic State/IS) is a terrorist group banned in Russia and many other countries