Tasnime Akunjee representing the Shamima Begum, a 19-year-old, who left London four years ago to marry a Daesh fighter in Syria, triggered controversy when he made the dubious comparison.
Speaking to the hosts of Good Morning Britain, the lawyer compared Begum, who has just given birth in a Syrian refugee camp and has appealed to return to the UK but still pledge support to Daesh ideology, to a “shell-shocked World War I soldier.”
— Andrew Turner (@andy1t72) February 18, 2019
Shamima Begum wants us to show her sympathy yet says she has no regrets. The lawyer representing her family compared her trauma to that suffered by a First World War soldier. I think they both need to work on their diplomatic skills!
— Matthew C W Porter (@MCWPorter) February 18, 2019
The lawyer representing the family of British jihadi bride (ISIS terrorist) Shamima Begum has compared her to a traumatised First World War soldier
— curdistani (@curdistani) February 18, 2019
I'm appalled that #ShamimaBegum 's Lawyer Tasnime Akunjee likened her situation to that of our First World War Soldiers. She CHOSE her path, our WWI soldiers had no choice. An atrocious comparison! Our soldiers are the antithesis to her evil ilk @telegraph https://t.co/FksSlclAsy
— HunkyPunks&Gargoyles (@SaxonHunkyPunk) February 18, 2019