Orphan daughter, 21, forced to bring up sister, 14, after parents killed in Manchester terror attack slams 'dishonest' ISIS brideFebruary 19, 2019
Begum, 19, who is pleading to be allowed back into the UK with her newborn baby, dismissed the atrocity at the 2017 Ariana Grande concert as “retaliation.”
Alex Klis, 21, lost both her parents in the bomb blast and was forced to bring up her sister Patricia, 14, alone.
She told This Morning that Begum should never be allowed back home after she fled to Syria in 2015 with two schoolgirl pals.
Alex said: "I think she's comparing two things that shouldn't ever be compared. She's saying that there are fighters in IS that are getting killed.
"Those people go there knowing what to expect. People at the Manchester Arena went to take kids to a concert and thought they’d get home and tuck their kids into bed and didn’t expect that.
"She's out of order, comparing those two things."
'NO MORE RISK'
Alex was at the Ariana Grande concert with her sister when their parents Marcin, 42, and mother Angelika, 49, were caught up in the blast.
She was evacuated from the venue with Patricia and the pair desperately went to different hospitals to find their parents.
But more than a day later, Alex received the devastating news she had become an orphan and faced the horrific task of telling her sister their parents had died.
Alex, who became a guardian to her little sister after their parents died, also said Begum needed a "reality check".
She added: "There's already so many questions as to whether this country did enough to stop the suicide bomber in Manchester. I don’t think this country can take another risk."
'IT'S MAKING ME ILL'
The mum of a Manchester Arena victim said yesterday she was horrified that jihadi bride Shamima Begum may be let back into the UK.
Charlotte Campbell, whose daughter Olivia, 15, was among 22 killed in the 2017 suicide bombing, said: “I can’t stand the thought of her being allowed back.
“It’s making me ill. She’s such high risk.”
Charlotte spoke out after Begum, 19, suggested the bombing of the Ariane Grande concert was “justified” because of air strikes against IS in Syria.
It’s kind of retaliation. Their justification was that it was retaliation so I thought, OK, that is a fair justification
Begum, speaking from a Syrian refugee camp, said of the Manchester atrocity: “It’s a two-way thing because women and children are being killed back in the Islamic State right now.
“It’s kind of retaliation. Their justification was that it was retaliation so I thought, OK, that is a fair justification.”
Suicide bombing survivor Phil Dick, 56, said he was stunned by Begum’s comments.
He added: “This shows the depravity of IS supporters and why none should ever be allowed back into this country.”
BEGGING FOR FORGIVENESS
Begum, who was 15 when she fled her home in Bethnal Green, East London, to join IS, is pleading to be allowed to return to Britain from a Syrian refugee camp with her newborn baby.
In the latest of a series of interviews, Begum yesterday insisted she was ready to “rehabilitate” if allowed to return.
She said: “I just want forgiveness really, from the UK. Everything I’ve been through, I didn’t expect I would go through that.”
Begum, who wed an IS fighter and had two previous children who died, added: “I don't want to lose this baby as well.”
Asked if she would say sorry to British terror victims, she said: “OK yeah, I am sorry for all the families who’ve lost husbands and sons and brothers.
“I’m sorry for all the men who have lost women and children because of attacks in the UK.
“They weren’t fighting anyone, they weren’t causing any harm. But neither was I.”
It emerged yesterday Begum has named her son Jerah after a 7th century Muslim warlord.
Home Secretary Sajid Javid yesterday told MPs the UK could not prevent the return of 360 British IS recruits because international law stops governments making citizens stateless.
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