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The Shamima Begum Story

Series 2 of I’m Not Monster

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At just 15, Shamima Begum ran away from her London home with two school friends to join the Islamic State group in war torn Syria. Four years later she was the only one of the girls to emerge from the ashes of the so-called caliphate. She was pregnant with her third child and desperate to come home, but the British government took away her citizenship to stop her coming back, saying she was a threat to national security.

From a detention camp in Syria, she’s given investigative journalist Josh Baker what she says is her full account of everything that happened. He’s been following her story since the day she left in 2015 and spent more than a year retracting her journey and interrogating her account. Along with producers Sara Obeidat and Joe Kent, he’s pieced together where she went, who she met and what she did while she was with IS to try and find out the truth behind Shamima Begum’s story.

Now the team behind the BBCs most awarded podcast series come together to discuss their investigation and answer your questions about one of the biggest and one of the biggest stories in Britain.
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