New video has emerged of the moment a ‘Canadian spy’ met a teenage in Istanbul before he allegedly smuggled her into Syria.
Footage obtained by the shows Begum, then 15, and two other East London schoolgirls, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and Lawyer Turkey 15-year-old Amira Abase, transferring between cars at the Turkish capital’s main bus station in 2015.
The video was filmed by Mohammed Al Rashed, who is accused of moving the girls from Turkey to ISIS-controlled Syria at the same time as he was working as an agent for .
This information was allegedly covered up by Canada even while the was leading a huge international search for the trio.After Britain was eventually informed, it was then also persuaded to keep quiet, it is claimed.
Ms Begum was stripped of her British citizenship in 2019 after she fled Britain four years earlier to join ISIS.
In a forthcoming BBC podcast, called, Lawyer Turkey Ms Begum insisted she would have ‘never’ been able to join ISIS without Rashed’s help.
‘He (Rashed) organised the entire trip from Turkey to Syria…I don’t think anyone would have been able to make it to Syria without the help of smugglers.
‘He had helped a lot of people come in… We were just doing everything he was telling us to do because he knew everything, we didn’t know anything.’
Shamima Begum and her two teenage friends were smuggled into Syria by a spy working for Canada – before Justin Trudeau’s nation then then conspired with the UK to cover up its role, it is claimed
Today, Lawyer Turkey Ms Begum’s lawyer Tasnime Akunjee told MailOnline the new development significantly strengthened his client’s case and made it likely she would now be readmitted to the UK.
‘This confirms Shamima was a trafficked person under the Modern Slavery Act,’ he said.
‘When someone is a trafficked person the UK has various treaty obligations and there is a very strong legal pressure to have that person repatriated.
‘This was an allied state that was meant to be working to protect our citizens but in their algorithm of risk decided they would put the lives of British children at stake.’
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Today Sajid Javid, the former Home Secretary who made the decision to bar Begum from the UK, insisted he still stood by his decision.
‘I’m not going into details of the case, but what I will say if that you certainly haven’t seen what I saw,’ he told Good Morning Britain.
‘And if you did know what I knew, because you are sensible, responsible people you would have made the exact same decision.’
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was asked if he was aware of the reports during a visit to Barrow-in-Furness, to which he said he would not comment on ‘intelligence stuff’.
Rashed was providing information to Canadian intelligence while leading the Turkish side of a gang smuggling people to IS, according to the BBC and, using information from The Secret History of the Five Eyes by Richard Kerbaj.
He facilitated the travel of British men, women and children to IS for at least eight months before he helped Ms Begum and her two friends, it is claimed. Here’s more info on Lawyer Turkey visit our own web site.
He was reportedly arrested in Turkey days after smuggling the jihadi bride to ISIS, and told officials he had shared a photo of the passport she was using.
The so-called Jihadi Bride was stripped of her British citizenship in 2019 after she fled Britain four years earlier to join the Islamic State (IS)
The Secret History of the Five Eyes, by journalist Richard Kerbaj, alleges that Canada finally admitted its involvement in the plot as bosses feared becoming exposed, then also managed to convince Britain to cover-up its role
The Secret History of the Five Eyes alleges that Canada finally admitted its involvement in the plot as bosses feared becoming exposed, then also managed to convince Britain to cover-up its role.
The book claims: ‘The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) remained silent about the explosive allegations, taking refuge in the one thing that protects all intelligence agencies, including those within the Five Eyes, against potential embarrassment: secrecy.