Shamima Begum tells British filmmaker ‘people need to understand the situation I was in’

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  • The Telegraph published this video item, entitled “Shamima Begum tells British filmmaker ‘people need to understand the situation I was in'” – below is their description.

    Shamima Begam, the former Islamic State bride, who ran away to Syria when she was 15, has suggested the public should understand the situation she was in when she gave interviews after joining the Islamic State.

    “People need to understand the situation I was in at the time I was doing all those interviews,” the 21-year-old told Andrew Drury, a self-described “adventure tourist” who featured on the Netflix show Dark Tourist.

    After marrying a Dutch ISIL fighter, Ms Begum gave birth to three children, all of whom died of illness. She finally fled the last holdout IS territory in 2019 and was found by a Times journalist in a detention camp holding IS supporters and affiliates in northeast Syria.

    Ms Begum has since distanced herself from her actions, in particular comments she made in her first interviews in which she displayed little remorse for joining IS, by saying she was traumatised at the time.

    Read more on this story here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/06/15/shamima-begum-insists-just-dumb-kid-joined-isil/

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