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It was from a captured fighter seized on the battlefield, an enemy of Islam," she told Loyd.Her failure to condemn Daesh almost certainly led to the decision by the U.K. government to strip her of her U.K. citizenship last week, leaving the 19-year-old stateless. The case put forward by the government is that Begum is a dual citizen of Bangladesh, her mother's birthplace, and as such can be legally stripped of her U.K. citizenship because she has an alternative one.Begum could not have been unaware of the murderous reality of Daesh when she boarded her flight to Turkey and caught the bus to Syria.However, I firmly believe the decision to rescind her U.K. nationality is wrong.The decision diminishes the U.K. To consign Begum to the dustbin of history, stateless, on the basis of a decision she made as a child is shameful.If Begum was radicalized through grooming, she was groomed in the U.K. Either way, she is a U.K. problem, not one that should be outsourced to another country, even if one could be found for her.Begum could be jailed for up to 10 years for being a member or supporting Daesh.
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