Piers Morgan has praised the decision of the Supreme Court to ban ISIS bride Shamima Begum’s return to Britain, claiming she presents “a very clear ongoing danger to this country.”
On Monday’s Good Morning Britain, co-anchor Morgan slammed calls to let ISIS defectors back onto British soil, insisting: “I wouldn’t let any of the ISIS killers come back under any circumstances.”
“Had a good time until right at the end when it all fell apart,” Morgan added.
“This woman shows no remorse, no regrets, she’s a grown woman and has had time to reflect on what went on.
“But she has no regrets about it, she could look at severed heads in bins and it didn’t faze her remotely.”
Announcing the judgment on Friday, President of the Supreme Court, Lord Reed was critical of the Court of Appeal which had ruled in Begum’s favour and insisted: “The right of a fair hearing does not trump all other considerations, such as the safety of the public.”
Morgan echoed the concerns of the UK’s top court: “I would say she does present a very clear ongoing danger to this country.
“She is 21 now, she hasn’t denounced ISIS or said anything to criticise.
“Part of the reason they consider her to be a danger is her thinking, her ideology appears to still be stuck in this position that ISIS was not a bad thing.”
Begum left Britain in 2015 with two other schoolgirls to join the Islamic State. When asked in an interview with Sky News if she was aware of beheadings conducted by IS, Begum replied: “Yeah, I knew about those things and I was okay with it… From what I heard, Islamically that is allowed. So I was okay with it.”
Former Home Secretary Diane Abbott called for the “desperate groomed teenager” to be allowed to “return home”, a view shared by many on the left.
The Court’s judgment also divided the Conservative Party, with David Davis calling the verdict “disappointing” and insisting that Britain “cannot simply wash our hands of Brits in the Syrian camps. The correct approach would be to return them to the UK to answer for their crimes.”