AltNewsMedia made headlines around the world today when The Sun reported our exclusive insight into the choice of name that Shamima Begum made for her new baby.
Here is what we originally tweeted…
In further good news, the UK Government has contacted the Begum family and told them it is revoking the claim of their Islamic State terrorist daughter to British citizenship.
AltNewsMedia now understands that the REASON why the Home Office has taken this decision may be because – (get this) – she was solely a Bangladeshi citizen at birth!
The new ruling certainly suggests so.
Her Wikipedia page says that her father only moved to the UK in 2007, when she was around 8.
Now, if her mother had only recently moved to the UK and was still a Bangladesh citizen, then Shamima Begum would have been a Bangladesh citizen at birth (ie 2 Bangladesh parents).
So in that case, she would have acquired UK citizenship a few years later through residence
“Begum was born to Bangladeshi parents in Tower Hamlets, East London, England in 1999. She was largely brought up by her mother Shahnaz Begum until 2007, when her father, Mohammad Uddin, moved to Britain. She grew up in a two-bedroom council flat in Bethnal Green. Begum is her parents’ only child.”
It is that acquired UK citizenship that is being revoked by the Home secretary.
So in summary Shamima Begum was (most likely) solely Bangladeshi at birth (ie acquired UK passport years later). At birth, her father was in Bangladesh, and mother probably only Bangladeshi. This means she can be prevented from returning to the UK. Our “loss” is going to be Bangladesh’s “gain”! As you can see, Sylhet district looks charming this time of year.
Bye Bye Islamic State monster.