ISIS bride Shamima Begum’s lawyer makes offensive claims the terror group modelled its caliphate ‘directly’ on Israel

THE outspoken lawyer for banished ISIS bride Shamima Begum says the terror group modelled its deadly caliphate "directly" on Israel.

Tasnime Akunjee made his outrageous claim in a new interview following his return from Syria's al-Roj refugee camp, where his client is holed up.

Akunjee shockingly told the New Statseman: "ISIS learned a lot from Israel about how to build an expansionist state.

"Israel can go into Palestinian territory and build buildings there, then it will call on people from abroad to join the state-building exercise.

“ISIS copied their model directly from Israel. You have Israel calling on Jews from around the world… they have an automatic right to be a citizen of Israel.

"That’s exactly the same as ISIS, in the sense that if you’re Muslim and you come over here, you’ll be looked after.”

Begum and two teen pals from London– Kadiza Sultana and Amira Abase – ran away to Syria in February 2015.

The trio flew to Turkey and then crossed the border with the aid of people smuggling gangs.

Within weeks of arriving, Begum was married to ISIS jihadi Yago Riedijk, 27, from Holland. They had two children who died from malnutrition and disease.

Riedijk, 26, a convert to Islam who grew up in a middle-class family home in Arnhem, is suspected by police of being involved in a terrorist plot in the Netherlands.

ISIS copied their model directly from Israel

He was convicted in his absence last year of membership of a terrorist group.

The Brit teen eventually ended up in a Kurdish refugee camp where she gave birth to her third child – who also died.

The teen's family have now started their legal challenge to reverse Sajid Javid's decision to strip her of her UK citizenship.

The family argue the Home Secretary's decision was unfair because hundreds of other Brits who joined the terror group have been allowed to return.

Appeals have been lodged with the Special Immigration Appeals Commission and another will be launched at the High Court against Javid's decision.

Begum's lawyer had travelled all the way to Syria so she could sign documents for her appeal against the removal of her citizenship.

But he was unable to get Begum’s signature on the paperwork as the al-Roj camp in the north east of the country has been put on "lockdown".

Begum was moved there by the Syrian Defence Force after threats were reportedly made against her by ISIS supporters at a previous camp.

Akunjee revealed he was within 50 metres of her tent on his recent visit but was prevented from seeing her.

However, he is still determined to bring Begum back to London and believes he will eventually succeed.

“What Javid has done is not just morally appalling but fundamentally flawed legally," he said.


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