Adil Ray Receives Criticism for Comparing ISIS to a “Local Gang” in Support of Shamima Begum

In an appeal against the decision to remove her British citizenship, Shamima Begum has lost her case. Good Morning Britain presenter Adil Ray took to Twitter in defence of the 23-year-old, prompting a divide among social media users. Some argued that he had compared ISIS – a terrorist group – to a “local gang”, while others defended his sentiment. Adil questioned how peace was found in Ireland and suggested that Ms Begum should be tried in court. The Home Office said they are “pleased” with the court ruling and reiterated their priority of maintaining the safety and security of the UK.