Britain cannot wash its hands of problems that created Isis bride

The home secretary Sajid Javid tried to export the teenager to Bangladesh, a country she has never visited, rather than allow her to be judged by a British court. Is this in the public interest?

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Elaine Byrne

24th February, 2019
Shamima Begum

Shamima Begum, the 19-year-old Isis bride from east London, was stripped of her citizenship this week by the British home secretary, Sajid Javid.

Is revoking the citizenship of a teenager morally and legally defensible? What would the Irish Minister for Justice do if faced with a similar predicament?

Begum did not help her case in her interview with a journalist from the Times where she casually remarked that seeing a severed head in a bin...

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