LBC listener in tears as she defends Shamima Begum

An LBC listener broke down in tears as she defended Shamima Begum, saying the Isis bride was "forced" to go to Syria under "false pretences".

Rebecca from Edinburgh told Jess Phillips: "I'm absolutely appalled that people in this country can be so hateful and loathing against a young girl of 15".

The family of Begum have called on the Home Secretary to help bring the 19-year-old's newborn son back to the UK.

In a letter to Sajid Javid they said the boy should not "lose the privilege" of being raised here.

Begum is currently living in a Syrian refugee camp and now wants to return to Britain.

During an LBC phone-in, Rebecca began to cry down the phone to Phillips.

"I'm sorry to be so upset," she said.

"People don't care, that poor girl is broken, she's completely brainwashed."

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BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Undated handout still taken from CCTV issued by the Metropolitan Police of east London schoolgirl Shamima Begum, going through security at Gatwick airport, before catching a flight to Turkey in 2015 to join the Islamic State group, she is now heavily pregnant and wants to come home.
BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Undated handout file still taken from CCTV issued by the Metropolitan Police of (left to right) 15-year-old Amira Abase, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and Shamima Begum before catching a flight to Turkey in 2015 to join the Islamic State group, Shamima Begum is now heavily pregnant and wants to come home.
BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Undated handout photo issued by the Metropolitan Police of east London schoolgirl Shamima Begum, who left Britain as a 15-year-old to join the Islamic State group and is now heavily pregnant and wants to come home.
Sahima Begum (sister of Shamima Begum) and Abase Hussen (father of Amira Abase ) leave the Houses of Parliament in London, after giving evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee after three schoolgirls are feared to have joined Islamic State in war-torn Syria.
Handout comp of stills taken from CCTV issued by the Metropolitan Police of (left to right) Kadiza Sultana,16, Shamima Begum,15 and 15-year-old Amira Abase going through security at Gatwick airport, before they caught their flight to Turkey on Tuesday. The three schoolgirls believed to have fled to Syria to join Islamic State.
The famiiles of Amira Abase and Shamima Begum after being interviewed by the media at New Scotland Yard, central London, as the relatives of three missing schoolgirls believed to have fled to Syria to join Islamic State have pleaded for them to return home.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 10 : In this photo taken from video, Shamima Begum's sister Sahima Begum attends an evidence session at Parliaments Home Affairs Select Committee in the House of Commons, on three girls who are believed to have travelled to Syria to join Daesh (Islamic State of Iraq and Levant) in London, England on March 10, 2015. (Photo by House of Commons/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 10 : In this photo taken from video, (L-R) Kadiza Sultana's Cousin Fahmida Aziz, Shamima Begum's sister Sahima Begum, Amira Abase's father Hussen Abase and Lawyer Tasnime Akunjee representing the families of the three schoolgirls missing in Syria attend an evidence session at Parliaments Home Affairs Select Committee in the House of Commons, on three girls who are believed to have travelled to Syria to join Daesh (Islamic State of Iraq and Levant) in London, England on March 10, 2015. (Photo by House of Commons/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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After sympathising with the caller, Phillips responded: "Can you not see that people are really angry that she seems to think you can go off to Syria and whenever that fails that you can just hop along back to the UK?"

Still upset, Rebecca said: "Of course, for the first hour when this story broke I felt furious and didn't like what she said.

"But after about an hour of thinking about it, I felt more and more strongly.

"Today, I've seen further interviews with her, and she's just a shell, she's completely broken."

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