ISIS fanatics ‘try to firebomb’ Shamima Begum’s tent after she ‘angered wives’ by wearing make-up and trainers and denouncing the terror group

  • 22-year-old jihadi bride was attacked by ISIS fanatics, who set fire to her tent.
  • Begum has pleaded with lawyers to help her leave camp al-Roj in northern Syria
  • IS wives are allegedly angered by Begum wearing trainers and make-up
  • Her husband, a jihadi Muslim, refused to condemn the beheadings of women or use of sex slaves
  • Yago Ridijk (29), smiled while he shared his marital life with Shamima Begum 

Shamima Begum said she fears for her safety after last week’s arson attack. 

The 22-year-old jihadi bride was targeted by ISIS fanatics who firebombed her tent in the Kurdish-run refugee camp al-Roj in northern Syria.

Begum, who denounces the terrorist group in a plea to lawyers for help leaving the camp, is said to be the principal target.

Shamima Begum (pictured) has said that 'she fears for her life' after an arson attempt last week

Shamima Begum (pictured, right) said she now fears for her life after an attempted arson last week

In September, Begum appeared on Good Morning Britain (above) and begged the UK public for forgiveness and to be allowed to return

Begum, who appeared on Good Morning Britain in September (above), begged for forgiveness from the UK people and was allowed to return to India.

IS women apparently desire to murder the ex-child brides from Bethnal Green in east London.

According to a Sun source, “Wearing make-up and trainers has upset the wives.”

After her jihadi husband failed to condemn beheadings and the use of sexual slaves, she said she still hopes to see an Islamic caliphate.

Yago Riedijk (199), a 29-year-old, spoke in an interview at a detention center in northern Syria and described the couple’s former life as extremists.

Although he said that ISIS claimed attacks on the West are not Islamically responsible because it involved innocent persons being killed, but he did not condemn Yazidis’ violence against them, as well as other Muslims, for their sale of sex slaves.

Begum (pictured) is being held in Kurdish-run refugee camp al-Hol in northern Syrian amid an ongoing battle to return to the UK after she was stripped of her citizenship in February 2019

Begum, (pictured), is currently being held at the Kurdish-run refugee Camp al-Hol in northern Syria amid an ongoing struggle to return to Britain after her loss of citizenship in February 2019.

Riedijk was also silent about ISIS beheadings. He said only that he couldn’t comment when asked to.

Later, the 29-year old said that he didn’t believe ISIS had been defeated and expressed his desire to see an Islamic caliphate established.

As he talked about his marriage to Begum and the caliphate, he smiled. He also described the ‘beautiful moments’ that he had baking together as a family.

The Dutch husband of Shamima Begum, Yago Riedijk, (pictured) has described 'beautiful memories' of their family life under the ISIS caliphate in an interview from prison

Shamima Begum’s Dutch husband Yago Riedijk has, in prison, described their family’s ‘beautiful moments’ under ISIS.

Begum, a Dutch extremist, married Begum just days after arriving in Syria in 2015. Begum was 15 years old when she came from East London. Together, the couple had three children, who all died.

Begum is held in the Kurdish-run Refugee Camp al-Roj, northern Syria. This comes amid a continuing struggle to return to Britain after being stripped of her citizenship in Feb 2019.

Riedijk is currently being held at a regional detention center. Riedijk was found guilty by the Netherlands Court of joining an extremist group in 2018. He faces a six-year sentence in jail if he ever attempts to return to Europe.

Timeline: Shamima Begum lost her British citizenship to become a jihadi bride.


  • February 17,Kadiza Sultana and Amira Abase leave east London at 8am, to fly to Istanbul, Turkey from Gatwick Airport. Later that same day, Begum’s and Abase’s families reported them missing.
  • February 18 Sultana has been reported missing by the police
  • Februar 20The Metropolitan Police launched a public appeal to find out more about the disappearance of missing teenage girls from Syria.  Met expressed concern that some of the girls missing may have fled ISIS. 
  • 22 FebruaryPolice believe the girls may be still in Turkey four days after they disappeared. 
  • February 22, Abase’s father Abase Husssen claims his daughter claimed she told him that she would be going to a marriage the day she vanished. 
  • March 10, 2010The girls allegedly stole jewellery to pay for their travel expenses.


  • August 2016Sultana was 17 years old at the time. She is believed to have been murdered in Raqqa by a Russian air strike that destroyed her home.


  • February 13, 2009 Begum (19 years old) tells Anthony Loyd (The Times) that she is returning to the UK to become a mother to her third baby.
  • Begum speaks from al-Hawl refugee camps in northern Syria. Begum says that she is not the silly 15-year-old girl who fled Bethnal Green four year ago. It’s not something I regret.
  • February 15 Sajid Javid, Home Secretary says that he will not hesitate to stop the return of Britons to IS.
  • February 17, Begum has given birth to Jarrah, her third child. Two of her other children, Sarayah, and Jerah were both born before she died.
  • February 19Begum’s family receives a notice from the Home Office stating its intention to cancel her British citizenship.
  • Februar 20Begum describes the Home Office letter as unjust after being shown it by ITV News. 
  • February 22,Begum’s family writes to Mr Javid to ask for help in bringing her baby boy to Britain. Renu Begum’s sister Shamima wrote on behalf of her family that the child was innocent and should be allowed to grow up in safety.
  • Feb.Begum moves to al-Roj Camp in northern Syria after being threatened by threats made to her life at al-Hawl.
  • March 7Jarrah’s death occurs three weeks after his conception.
  • March 19 Begum’s lawyers challenge her decision to withdraw her citizenship.
  • April 1Begum stated that she was brainwashed by her parents and she wanted to “go back to Britain for another chance to begin my life all over again.” 
  • May 4,Bangladesh’s foreign Minister Abdul Momen has said Begum might face death due to terrorist involvement if they go to Bangladesh. She also claimed that Bangladesh did not have anything to do with Begum.  
  • September 29Priti Patel, the Home Secretary says she won’t let Begum go back to the UK. 
  • October 22-25Begum files a legal appeal in London against the denial of British citizenship. Tom Hickman, Begum’s barrister, QC states that the decision renders her illegally stateless and exposes her to an ‘actual risk’ of death or torture.


  • February 7 – SIAC rules on Begum’s legal challenge.
  • July 16 – Court of Appeal rules on the case and finds in Begum’s favour.
  • November 23, 2008 – Supreme Court hears case. 


February 26 Supreme Court denied her entry to the UK in order to defend British citizenship.