Citizenship, guv? Bit of a long word, innit?!?
Which may be unconfirmed because they are highly likely to have been misinformation, with the Mail on Sunday and the increasingly desperate and downmarket Telegraph favourite conduits for the spooks. But then Littlejohn, out of the blue, pulls a blatant whopper: “What we do know is that … she … renounced her British citizenship”. Oh did she? This is also claimed in an article for right-wing site UnHerd.
But that is the work of Islamophobic bigot Doug Murray The K, so it’s not really surprising. He puts it this way: “Begum may have personally renounced her British citizenship the moment she went to join the Islamic State”. But here a problem enters. This claim depends on Ms Begum’s act of joining ISIS, ISIL or whatever they’re called right now meaning she automatically renounced her British citizenship. But this is total crap.
On top of that, Ms Begum was just 15 at the time she left the UK. The renouncement of citizenship claim looks shaky at best, and is most probably invention. It does not change the fact of the matter: she was born in the UK and cannot be made stateless. Meanwhile, chez Littlejohn (an immigrant in his chosen land) the racism continues.
“Once jihadi bride Shamima Begum sets foot on British soil again, what do you think the chances are of her ever being deported? Less than zero”. He’s not racist, BUT … brown people, deportation, hear that dog whistle? And she MUST be dangerous. So then it’s “what if she decides to strap on a suicide belt and blow herself up on the Central Line?”
And BENEFITS! “No doubt legal aid will be picking up the bill and, when Begum is safely ensconced back in East London, the mug British taxpayer will continue to lavish her with benefits ad infinitum. The case is scheduled to last well into 2021. Ker-ching!!” Yeah, people who are not white getting things that white people aren’t getting. Allegedly.
This is just dog-whistle racism. One look at the comments sewer for Littlejohn’s article tells you that. He wouldn’t talk about deporting a white person; nor would Murray. And neither of them would invent bogus nationality claims for them. I’ll just leave that one there.