The Independent

Give Begum her day in court


Clearly, to some eyes, Shamima Begum represents some kind of symbolic terror threat to our national security. This young woman has been trying for years to “come home” after initially deciding to turn her back on the West.

Leaving her to brood over her circumstan­ces and persist in her high-profile campaign merely keeps the pot boiling. Pretending Shamina will eventually give up and stop pestering the UK authoritie­s is a forlorn hope. We should allow her to travel back to the UK and have her day in court. It would send an equally strong message to have her face justice here than leave her bitter and fulminatin­g dangerousl­y in a refugee camp!

Steve Mackinder Denver

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