Fury as jihadi bride Shamima Begum gets legal aid from taxpayer cash despite being stripped of British citizenship

LEGAL aid chiefs have sparked outrage by handing jihadi bride Shamima Begum a mountain of taxpayers’ cash to fight the decision to revoke her British citizenship.

The former East London schoolgirl, 19, could be given hundreds of thousands of pounds to argue her case for returning to Britain.

Sajid Javid revoked the 19-year-old’s citizenship when she said she wanted to come home and raise her child in Britain.

Campaigners hit out at the decision to bankroll her appeal – with a relative of one of four soldiers killed in the Hyde Park Bombing telling the Daily Mail he was “disgusted.”

Mark Tipper, whose brother Simon Tipper, 19, was killed in the 1982 bombing said: “It’s absolutely disgusting.

“You have got someone who has turned their back on their country and supports a terrorist group, then wants to come back and what does the Legal Aid Agency do?

“Gives her money to fund that fight.”

Tory MP Philip Davies added: “It’s absolutely disgusting how we are funding this person who is someone who joined an organisation that wants to destroy our way of life and our country.

“How she has been allowed to sponge off taxpayers’ money to get back into a country that she hates is absolutely ridiculous.’

Begum will fight to return to Britain from a refugee camp in Syria where she buried her third child Jerrah, who died of pneumonia at three-weeks-old.

It comes amid claims she was an AK47-carrying enforcer paid £1,500-a-month to snitch on women not living under the group’s strict Islamic rule.

The Brit teen was said to be a member of the barbarous terror group’s feared “morality police”, who punished those that flouted ISIS laws on how to dress and behave.

Activist Aghiad al-Kheder told The Sunday Telegraph: “Members of our group from Raqqa knew her well.

“There were lots of young European women in the hisba [ISIS morality police]. Some of them were very harsh and the local population became very scared.”

The British born schoolgirl left her family in Bethnal Green, east London, age 15 to join the caliphate and lived in the Syrian city of Raqqa where she married a Dutch jihadi.

The pair had three children, all of whom died as infants.

Even though Begum is no longer a British citizen, legal aid rules state that funding should be available if the case is held in a British court and you have no means to pay.

The Home Office said: “We do not comment on individual cases, but any decisions to deprive individuals of their citizenship are based on all available evidence and not taken lightly.”

A Legal Aid Agency spokesman said last night: “We are unable to comment on individual cases.

“Anybody applying for legal aid in a Special Immigration Appeal Commission case is subject to strict eligibility tests.”