Nassima Begum

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Nassima Begum is a citizen of the United Kingdom who describes being brought to Syria by her husband, in 2012.[1] Begum told reporters her family arrived in Syria two years before Daesh was founded. She said her husband wanted to live in among other muslims, and had originally planned to take her and their children to Saudi Arabia, but changed his mind to Syria, at the last moment. She said she knew nothing about Syria, at that time, and couldn't even point to it, on a map.

Begum said that as a dutiful wife she had no say in the decision to leave the United Kingdom.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Josie Ensor (2019-02-14). "Dispatch: 'I am not one of them', says British woman begging to come home from Syria's 'Camp of Death'". The Telegraph (UK) (Al Hawl, Syria). Retrieved 2019-02-25. "She claimed to have been a housewife, who 'couldn’t even point to Syria on a map' when the family moved here in 2012 - before Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s caliphate was declared two years later."