Robert Halfon MP brands ISIS 'most horrific death cult since Nazi Germany'


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Robert Halfon has revealed he is against a British schoolgirl that fled the UK to join ISIS returning to the country.

During an appearance on the breakfast show, the Conservative MP branded the terrorist group "the most horrific death cult since Nazi Germany".



Shamima Begum, 19, left the UK to join Islamic State in 2015 with two other Bethnal Green Academy pupils, and has now revealed she wants to return to the country to have a baby.

Halfon, who chairs the Education Select Committee, said he had "compassion" for Ms Begum, but said the UK could not "welcome" her back.


'There is no return'

"I'm against her coming back because you have to give a signal to people that if you go off to join extreme Islamist terrorist groups that there is no return," he said.

"It is unacceptable for people to support organisations like ISIS that have killed and beheaded British citizens and been part of mass murder across the region, to be allowed back in the UK as if nothing has happened."

In an interview with The Times, Ms Begum, who is now nine months pregnant, revealed seeing her first "severed head" in a bin "didn't faze" her.

"The lady has not expressed remorse of any kind," Halfon told Julia Hartley-Brewer.