Former boxing champion Amir ‘King’ Khan has blasted Jihadi bride Shamima Begum in a tweet, accusing her of giving British Muslims ‘a bad name’ before supporting a decision to not let her back in the UK.
Khan also blasted the 19-year-old’s ‘arrogant’ and remorseless interviews from Syria where she demanded ‘sympathy’ from the UK.
Khan tweeted: “They gunna let this ISIS bride Shamima Begum back in the UK, I think that’s ridiculous. You left to support terrorism, now live with it.
“After watching her video she doesn’t seem one bit upset and comes across so arrogant. UK isn’t your home, stop giving us all a bad name please.”
The Bolton boxer’s comments come after Home Secretary Sajid Javid said the teenager was to be stripped of her British citizenship on Tuesday night.
Ms Begum left the UK when she was a just a 15-year-old schoolgirl to join ISIS after watching videos calling on girls to come and create families.
Ms Begum was shown a copy a letter from the Home Office informing her of their decision to strip her of her UK status while staying in a refugee camp.
She told ITV: “I’m just a bit shocked…It’s a bit unjust on me and my son.
“It’s kind of heart-breaking to read. My family made it sound a lot easier for me to come back to the UK when I was speaking to them in Baghouz. It’s kind of hard to swallow.”
The Home Office is to argue that because Begum’s mother was born in Bangladesh, her daughter is entitled to dual citizenship, meaning she would not be left stateless if her passport is revoked.