Runaway schoolgirl-turned-jihadi bride Shamima Begum appears across Friday’s front pages.
Several papers also lead with Brexit after Theresa May suffered another defeat in the Commons.The Times, which revealed the 19-year-old from east London had been found in Syria, carries a plea from her family that she be allowed back in to Britain.
The Times 15/2/2019— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) February 14, 2019
The family of the Shamima Begum appealed for her to be shown mercy as the home secretary tried to block her hopes of returning to Britain. Photo : Anthony Loyd for The Times; Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images.#thetimes #tomorrowspaperstoday @thetimes pic.twitter.com/XMPQa4LxZ0
The teenager, who is heavily pregnant with her third child, wants to have her baby on the NHS, the Metro reports.
The Sun says ministers have the option of permanently excluding her from returning to the UK.
Her family have said they understand some people would not want her to be allowed back into Britain, the Daily Express reports.
Tomorrow's @Daily_Express front page:— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) February 14, 2019
- Family of British Jihadi bride speaks out: We know why you don't want her back
- All you need is love
- May stands defiant despite threat
- My goodness Myleene! Baby
on way at 40 pic.twitter.com/xjooCFg4Ed
According to the i, Ms Begum faces arrest if she returns to the UK.
The Daily Mail says there could be dozens more similar cases to Ms Begum’s.
The Daily Telegraph focuses on the fates of British jihadists captured from the crumbling IS “caliphate”.
Exclusive - America is working up plans to send the Isil Beatles to Guantanamo.— Ben Riley-Smith (@benrileysmith) February 14, 2019
They fear time is running out to secure a US prosecution and are preparing backup options instead.
Details in a quick thread... pic.twitter.com/eXFZtsWRcE
In Brexit news, and the Financial Times leads with MPs’ rejection of a motion endorsing the Prime Minister’s strategy.
The Guardian also leads with Mrs May’s defeat, saying it has ruined hopes of Tory unity around a renegotiated deal.
Guardian front page, Friday 15 February 2019: Another Brexit vote. For May, another humiliation pic.twitter.com/Fa0Lek9h67— The Guardian (@guardian) February 14, 2019
In other news, the Daily Mirror leads with a study that suggests having two or more diet drinks a day increases the risk of stroke, heart disease and the likelihood of an early death.