Calls for inquiry after British ISIL bride case linked to Canada

by | Aug 31, 2022 | World

A new book and British media reports suggest a spy for Canada smuggled Shamima Begum to Syria and the UK covered it up.Mohammed al-Rashed, a spy working for Canadian intelligence, smuggled British schoolgirl Shamima Begum and her two friends into Syria in 2015, according to a new book and British media reports that prompted demands for an official inquiry.
The Secret History of the Five Eyes by Richard Kerbaj, a former security correspondent of The Sunday Times, said that the United Kingdom later conspired with Canada to cover up the role of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) in the case of Begum, who married an ISIL (ISIS) fighter.
A CSIS spokesperson told the BBC he could not “publicly comment on or confirm or deny the specifics of CSIS investigations, operational interests, methodologies or activities”.
Kerbaj’s book based on interviews with world leaders and more than 100 intelligence officials was published on Wednesday.
Five Eyes is the intelligence-sharing alliance between the UK, the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Double agent
According to British media reports, the UK’s Scotland Yard was told that the teenagers were trafficked into Syria by Rashed who was a double agent working for the ISIL armed group and Canadian intelligence. He was recruited by Canada as a spy when he applied for asylum at the Canadian embassy in Jordan.
An inquiry was demanded on Tuesday as it emerged that Canada knew about the teenagers’ fate, but kept silent while the Br …

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