Jihadi calls children killed in Manchester bombing 'victims of war'

British-born Jihadi bride, 25, who lost an arm in a Syrian airstrike calls the children killed in the Manchester bombing ‘victims of war’

  • Samia Hussein, 25, who joined Islamic State in 2015, was smuggled from Syria 
  • She was allowed to fly into Heathrow via Turkey in February and was detained 
  • Hussein refused to condemn the bombing which claimed the lives of 22 people 

A British ISIS bride has been allowed to return to the UK, and calls children murdered in Manchester Arena attack ‘victims of war’.   

Samia Hussein, 25, who joined the Islamic State in 2015, was smuggled out of Syria earlier this year. 

In an interview she refused to condemn the bombing at a concern in Manchester Arena in 2017.

British ISIS bride Samia Hussein (pictured) refused to condemn the bombing at a concern in Manchester Arena in 2017 

The attack claimed the lives of 22 innocent people, ten of whom were under the age of 20. 

 Hussein (pictured) joined the Islamic State in 2015 and was smuggled out of Syria earlier this year

She said that coalition air strikes will ‘bomb the women and children’ in Syria, adding: ‘Everyone has a part of being a victim of war. You understand?’

She added: ‘I am not in favour that the coalition bombed children and women. And I’m not in favour of them going and making attacks there.’

Hussein was allowed to fly into Heathrow via Turkey in February and was detained on suspicion of membership of a banned organisation.   

The Met Police said she was held under Section 11 of the Terrorism Act 2000, and police can hold suspects under the act for a maximum of 14 days.

For ‘national security’ reasons, the Home Office could ‘not confirm or deny’ if she had been charged, according to The Sun.  

Alan Duncan, 53, an ex-British soldier who interviewed the jihadi bride last year, slammed the Government’s lack of transparency.

She told him on camera that she had joined ISIS after seeing their propaganda videos online but described them as ‘fantasy’.  

Hussein, from Southall, west London, had her arm and one of her breasts torn off in an explosion. 

She was was previously held in the Kurdish-run al-Hol prisoner camp in north east Syria.  

Pictured: Hussein was previously held in the Kurdish-run al-Hol prisoner camp, alongside Shamima Begum from Bethnal Green, East London 

Hussein described conditions with ISIS as ‘inhumane’ with people being held in cages for misdemeanours like smoking or not attending prayers.  

It comes a year after Hussein’s family said that she was tricked into thinking she’d be helping refugees as they pleaded with the UK Government to bring her home. 

Five years ago, she left the UK to study A-Levels in Nairobi and hoped to head to the capital’s United States International University – Africa to complete a degree.  

Her family says that she was groomed and ‘brainwashed’ into believing she’d be helping ‘children in need’ but found herself trapped in the Caliphate.

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