Daughter of beheaded aid worker David Haines says Shamima Begum is a 'ticking timebomb'

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The daughter of a British aid worker murdered by ISIS in Syria has spoken out against Shamima Begum returning to the UK.

Bethany Haines has warned that the jihadi bride Shamima Begum is a 'ticking time bomb' and allowing her return to the UK risked public safety.

David Haines, 44, was working in a refugee camp on the border with Turkey when he was abducted in March 2013.

He was held for 18 months by an Islamic terror cell dubbed 'The Beatles', and was beheaded by Mohammed Emwazi, nicknamed Jihadi John, in September 2014.

The horrific footage of the brutal beheading was used as part of an ISIS propaganda campaign.

David Haines' 23 year old daughter, Bethany Haines, has warned against a decision to allow Shamima Begum back to the UK would put lives at risk.

The runaway schoolgirl Begum, who fled east London to become a jihadi bride in 2015 with two friends, was stripped of her British passport last year after being found in a refugee camp.

Now aged 20, she was granted permission to appeal the decision to revoke her citizenship by the Court of Appeal last Thursday, and can return to the UK to fight her case.

Mother-of-one Miss Haines said: 'From what I gather, Begum still has a strong hatred of the UK. She's a ticking time bomb.

'This decision is against public safety and they don't consider the impact of their decisions.'

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland has told civil servants to come up with proposals to restrict legal aid for terrorists who bring challenges in the civil courts, such as under immigration or citizenship law.

A Ministry of Justice source said: 'Why should someone who is considered a national security risk have their legal bills picked up by the taxpayer?'



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