Isil bride is ‘traumatised’, says lawyer as he likens her to a First World War soldier

Isil bride is 'traumatised', says lawyer as he likens her to a First World War soldier

The Isil bride who travelled to Syria to marry a terrorist is “traumatised”, according to her lawyer, who likened his client to a World War One soldier. 

Shamima Begum, 19, flew to the Middle East four years ago to join the terror group. There, she married a Dutch-born fighter with whom she had three children. 

Her two eldest children have died, but she gave birth at a refugee camp in northeastern Syria on the weekend and now wants to return to Britain. 

In an interview over the weekend, Ms Begum said that people should be feeling sympathy for her, and her lawyer Tasnime Akunjee defended her attitude. 

He told ITV’s Good Morning Britain: “I think it’s difficult to take what she’s saying in the current circumstances and try to draw from the lack of emotion that she has. 

“She’s a traumatised person. She finds herself in a camp and was clearly quite attached to her husband, it would seem, and suddenly he’s not by her side.”

When confronted with the fact Ms Begum does not seem traumatised and instead appeared to be composed, Mr Akunjee said: “You might’ve said the same thing about a World War One soldier in the middle of shellshock.”

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