Shamima Begum, 23, has revealed she still has some of her GCSE textbooks in the Syrian detention camp where she lives – and buried her son in a ‘gated wasteland’ with a brick to mark his grave.
The ISIS bride, 23, last week lost a bid to reverse the decision to revoke her UK nationality, but has vowed to appeal the verdict to try and allow her to return to Britain.
Her British citizenship was revoked on national security grounds by the former home secretary Sajid Javid shortly after she was found, nine months pregnant, in a Syrian refugee camp in February 2019.
But speaking recently to journalist Lucy Marley from Roj Camp, via Cosmopolitan magazine, Ms Begum revealed how she buried her youngest child, Jarrah, who died in March 2019, in a ‘gated wasteland’.
Begum in a filmed interview said he died following a lung infection after she had already lost two other children.
She showed the reporter the ‘gated wasteland’ where her son is buried, with bricks thought to act as tombstones for the dead, including the ISIS bride’s son.
Begum only received her son’s official death certificate in November 2022 – and wasn’t aware of the exact location of where her youngster was buried until the summer last year, per DailyMail.
Elsewhere, when talking about her school days, Ms Begum revealed she still has some of her GCSE textbooks in the camp.
She lost a daughter as well due to malnourishment.
Speaking of her daughter’s death on the podcast, Ms Begum said: ‘She was my world, she was my reason for living through everything, through ISIS and my husband’s abuse.
‘She just kept me going. I was living for her, I wasn’t living for anyone else but her. So when she died it was like my entire world just collapsed around me.
‘It’s hard to go from being a mother who has to wake up and do all these things for her kids to waking up and not having anyone who needs you.
‘The only reason I didn’t kill myself was obviously because I was pregnant with my second son. If I had not been pregnant I would have taken my life.’