Shamima Begum

The twisted logic of Shamima Begum's defenders

16 March 2021 4:29 am

Shamima Begum is back in the news. Firstly because she’s had a makeover. She can be seen on the front…

Shamima Begum is not a victim

27 February 2021 10:50 pm

Adark cloud hangs over the Al Hol Camp where Shamima Begum is being held in North-Eastern Syria. She is said…

Denying Shamima Begum a return to Britain could backfire

27 February 2021 12:44 am

Today’s decision by the Supreme Court to prevent Shamima Begum from returning to the UK and mounting a legal challenge…

The Begum Appeal is a fundamental error of logic

19 July 2020 9:08 pm

There has been an emotional response to the case of Shamima Begum, quite rightly. It is not clear to me…

Macer Gifford: My fight against Isis

27 June 2020 9:00 am

A warning from the British trader who fought in Syria

Who’ll be the next jihadi-jackpot winner?

24 August 2019 9:00 am

Reading the news this week of Jihadi Jack (née Letts, of Oxfordshire) having his UK passport withdrawn, my mind went…


Who has hidden in an embassy for longer than Julian Assange?

20 April 2019 9:00 am

Embassy endurance Julian Assange was thrown out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, seven years after seeking sanctuary from extradition…

A teenage Shamima Begum, before she left Britain (Getty Images)

Why we must make an example of Shamima Begum

2 March 2019 9:00 am

The three most popular justifications for punishment under the law all (as it happens) begin with R. They are retribution,…