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Shamima Begum: The Blame Game

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Shamima Begum was 15 years old when she left Bethnal Green with her two school friends to travel to Syria to join the ISIS Caliphate in 2015. It was an event that left people across the world questioning how and why this could happen. As the war against ISIS continued, her fate remained a mystery. 5 years later Shamima re-emerged in a Syrian refugee camp, her apparent lack of remorse immediately turning her into a figure of hate. From day one, ITV News, led by its Global Security Editor Rohit Kachroo, has followed the story of Shamima closer than anyone else. With unparalleled archive, unique testimonies, exclusive interviews and analysis from an award winning journalist, we unpack the story from when it started, to where we are now. It's a story with one individual at the heart of it, but one that involves multiple agencies, institutions and countries, all seeking to shift the blame for how and why this happened. In Shamima Begum - The Blame Game, Rohit Kachroo addresses those questio... more


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  • Only one person to blame……

    And that’s Shamima Begum! more

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom4 months ago
  • Daft journalism

    Rohit is hellbent on finding someone in the police/local authority/school to “blame” whilst completely ignoring any factor from the girl’s religious/cultural background and the secretive nature of grooming and self radicalisation. Whatever makes you feel better

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom4 months ago
  • Woke rubbish

    Disgusting apology driven rubbish trying to make a terrorist who had no problem seeing baskets full of decapitated more palatable too the British people, full of excuses when the truth is she turned her back on our country, wanted nothing more to do with us and wanted jihad, she was treated like royalty compared to native isis supporters and terrorists, she was given the best houses best cars more money than natives, she loved it all UNTIL isis were a beaten terrorist force and only when she had... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom4 months ago
  • The Facts that no one talks about

    That this girl was likely radicalised to an extent by her family mainly her father but supported by her mother. We can have cultural differences but living in the West means adopting Western values such as freedom for women to speak out, to learn and develop and to take jobs etc. There is this blame culture being portrayed in these podcasts as if it was the police or the governments fault. I grew up as a Catholic in Scotland during the 70s and 80s my dad and his family Irish Catholic my mum and ... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom5 months ago
  • Shamima Begum

    This is such good journalism. I found it most enlightening, full of humanity and presents the facts in a without judgement. Great.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom5 months ago

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