Shamima Begum’s ISIS fighter husband has told the jihad bride to “do everything possible to build a future for us” as she fights to return to the UK.
Dutch extremist Yago Riedijk, who married Begum when she was 15 after leaving East London to join the terrorist “caliphate”, told her to “go strong” ahead of a Supreme Court hearing on her British citizenship stay”.
In documentaries by The Sun, Riedijk claims he wants to live with Begum and start a family again in a refugee camp in Syria almost two years after the death of their third child.
When asked what he would say to Begum if he could speak to her, Riedijk said: “Stay strong, even if it’s very difficult with all the things we’ve been through.”
Dutch jihadist Yago Riedijk (pictured left) has expressed his support for his wife Shamima Begum (right) who is trying to return to the UK to join ISIS almost six years after leaving London
He continued, “I would tell her to use your time, do all you can and learn all you can, to build a future for yourself … for us.
“In terms of caring for future children, in terms of being a future housewife.”
Riedijk showed little remorse for joining ISIS and said he would have “never met my wife” if he had not joined the terrorist group.
He added that he would like to return to Europe himself and be tried in the Netherlands, where his sentence could only be six years.
Begum claims she married Riedijk 10 days after arriving in Syria in 2015 after escaping from her home and family to join ISIS.
Riedijk was tracked down to an internment camp in 2019 and claimed that marriage to 15-year-old Begum was “her own choice”.
Shamima Begum left East London in 2015 with two other school girls to travel to Syria