ISIS bride Shamima Begum faces hanging if she tries to enter Bangladesh, the country’s foreign minister has revealed.
The British born schoolgirl was stripped of her UK citizenship earlier this year after she fled to join the murderous cult four years ago aged 15.
But in an interview with ITV Bangladesh foreign minister Abdul Momen warned the 19-year-old she faces capital punishment through hanging if she tries to enter the country.
Under international law, a person’s citizenship cannot be revoked if doing so would make them stateless but the British government has claimed Begum has dual nationality with Bangladesh through her father.
However Begum has insisted she wouldn’t go to Bangladesh and had never stepped foot in the country.
Now the country’s chief diplomat has increased the pressure on Britain by insisting the jihadi bride is not their problem.
He told ITV: “We have nothing to do with Shamima Begum, she is not a Bangladesh citizen and she has never applied for a Bangladesh citizenship.
“If anyone is found to be involved with terrorism we have a simple rule, there will be capital punishment.
“The rule is she should be hanged.”
Describing his country’s laws as a “model in eliminating all terrorists” he said Bangladesh had “zero tolerance” for ISIS and its allies.
He also blasted the British government for refusing to take back the Bethnal Green resident, saying his own country would “open our doors to save humanity”.
Begum left the UK in 2015 with two friends and was found in a Syrian refugee camp in mid-February.
Whilst living in Syria she married a Dutch ISUS fighter called Yago Riedijk and had three baby children, all of whom died as infants.
The 19-year-old, who has called herself “weak” for wanting to return to Britain, said she didn’t regret travelling to Syria and had not been fazed by the sight of “severed heads” in bins.
She later said the Manchester Arena terror attack, in which 22 music fans died, was “justified” by air strikes on ISIS.
The 19-year-old’s family in Britain is challenging the government’s decision to strip her of citizenship, saying she had been “groomed” by a “murderous and misogynistic cult” and deserves the chance of rehabilitation.
She is set to be granted legal aid to fight the decision to revoke her UK citizenship.