The Supreme Court rules that Shamima Begum cannot return to the UK. Is this a fair ruling? When she left for Syria to join the Islamic State she was 15 years old and only a child. As we know children can be brainwashed and also end up doing things they later regret. I feel that she should be allowed to return to the UK and be then held accountable for her actions, including an appropriate punishment and rehabilitation. What if she has been a young white girl who had say converted to Islam and then ran away, would she have been treated in the same way? Would have she been allowed to return? I think we can guess what the answer would be. We could perhaps learn from her in terms of her thought process as to what made her go and leave her loved ones so we can prevent other young girls from being drawn into extremism.
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