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Thread #165689   Message #3977026
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
16-Feb-19 - 05:52 AM
Thread Name: BS: Should 'Jihadi bride' come back to UK?
Subject: RE: BS: Should 'Jihadi bride' come back to UK?
You could be right, Rob. My initial thoughts were to try and remember what I was like at 15. 50+ years have passed since so I could be wrong and even if not, I should not apply what I was like to someone from a different time, area and upbringing. Even if she was aware of what IS were though I doubt if she would have been aware of the full implications of her decision and her poor decision at 15 should not mar the rest of her life.

I fully accept that the government does not do enough to help traumatised service personnel but how will denying this girl any assistance help to put that wrong right? Surely, if she does receive counselling or whatever it will help to build a case to improve the assistance for all people traumatised by violence?