A former British medical student who went on to fight for Isis has revealed he hopes to return to the UK like Shamima Begum.
Jihadist Ibrahim Ageed, 29, from Leicester, is detained in Al-Sina Prison in Al-Hasakah, northeastern Syria.
He claimed Isis could make a comeback and said it was his right to return to the UK.
In an interview with The News Movement, he said, “I believe I will be subjected to the justice system, but I’m ready to face the music and I believe it’s basically my right to go back home.” ‘
The ISIS fighter joined the terror group in 2015 with his brother Mohamed when he was just 21.
Former medical student Ibrahim Ageed, now 29, (pictured in Syria’s Al-Sina prison) joined Isis when he was just 21. He has been in prison for four years and wants to return to the UK
Isis bride Shamima Begum, now 23, joined the terror group just like Ibrahim Ageed. Both Britons want to return to the UK
For the past four years he has been in prison where he says he has been ‘completely isolated’.
He said that while the terror group was “considerably weakened,” he thought “whether you can completely rid the world of these groups is a very difficult task.”
He said the reason people joined the extremist group, which killed tens of thousands of people trying to create an Islamic caliphate, was because they had “lost hope.”
He said, “These people have lost hope. This is what drives them to do what they do.’
The BBC has released a 10-part podcast about Shamima Begum in which she talks about how she joined ISIS
In 2015, Begum (centre), then 15, and her school friends Kadiza Sultana (left), also 15, and Amira Abase (right), 16, fled their homes in East London to join the Islamic State. Her two companions are said to have died there
Ibrahim and his brother Mohamed traveled to Turkey in 2015 and left for Syria.
The Ageed brothers were in their final year at the private University of Medical Sciences and Technology (UMST) and had previously studied at the fee-paying Loughborough Grammar School.
They left for Isis a week before their final exams at the university.
Ibrahim and Mohamed, aged 21 and 23 at the time, grew up in Oadby, Leicester, with parents Adil Ageed, a doctor, and Nawal Salih.
Ibrahim’s revelation came as BBC viewers vowed to cancel their television licenses when they slammed last night’s ‘sickening’ 90-minute Shamima Begum documentary on the BBC.
The program aired on the back cover of the company’s 10-part podcast that “traces back” the journey she made eight years ago from her home in East London to Syria, where she joined the Islamic State terror group.
Begum, now 23, has made several highly publicized attempts to return to the UK and restore her reputation after the Home Secretary stripped her of her UK citizenship in 2019.
Begum traveled to Syria in February 2015 when she was 15 with two school friends from Bethnal Green, East London.
Kadiza Sultana, who was also 15, and Amira Abase, 16, were said to have been killed there.
While she hopes to return to the UK and has disowned the terror group, Begum admitted it was “exciting” to travel to Syria.
Viewers vowed to cancel their TV licenses when they slammed last night’s ‘sickening’ 90-minute Shamima Begum documentary
Begum has made several highly publicized bids to return to the UK and restore her reputation, but critics say the broadcaster is ‘parading her like she’s some sort of celebrity’ for views
She said she was “in love” with ISIS and would love to join.
Critics say the BBC ‘paradises her like she’s some sort of celebrity’ for views.
Viewers of The Shamima Begum Story last night accused the broadcaster of presenting the jihadist bride as a “vulnerable young girl” with “beautifully staged, moody shots, ominous backtrack and tearful on-camera stretches.”
She lives in a refugee camp in northern Syria, which she described as “worse than a prison.” She said, “I hate myself inside… At least with prison sentences you know there’s an end. But here you don’t know if there will be an end.’