Britain has been urged to ‘come clean’ after apparently covering up the role of a Canadian spy accused of smuggling into .
There are growing calls for an inquiry into claims the Met and the government knew the alleged people smuggler was responsible for helping Begum and her two fellow schoolgirls join while also working as a double agent for .
Rabina Khan, a councillor for Bethnal Green, where Begum, then 15, went to school with Kadiza Sultana, 16, and 15-year-old Amira Abase — called for an inquiry into what took place.
She said the revelations were ‘absolutely disgraceful and shameful for this country and government’.
Shamima Begum and her two teenage friends were smuggled into Syria by a spy working for Canada — before Justin Trudeau’s nation then then conspired with the UK to cover up its role, it is claimed
‘There should be a public inquiry into what happened,’ she told .’The Canadian government or the people who covered up in this country have to come clean.’
Former Tory home secretary David Davis — who has backed the repatriation of Begum from Syria — said: ‘At the lowest levels, it’s inefficiency or incompetency in istanbul Lawyer Law Firm not using their sources to find the girls.At the worst level, it’s effectively complicity’.
The alleged people smuggler accused of moving the east London schoolgirls to ISIS-controlled Syria at the same time as he was working as an agent for was identified yesterday by the BBC and The Times as Mohammed Al Rashed.
His involvement was allegedly covered up by Canada even while the was leading a huge international search for the trio.After Britain was eventually informed, it was then also persuaded to keep quiet, it is claimed.
Begum was stripped of her British citizenship in 2019 after she fled Britain four years earlier to join ISIS.
In a forthcoming BBC podcast, called, Begum insisted she would have ‘never’ been able to join ISIS without Rashed’s help.
‘He (Rashed) organised the entire trip from Turkey to Syria…I don’t think anyone would have been able to make it to Syria without the help of smugglers.
‘He had helped a lot of people come in… We were just doing everything he was telling us to do because he knew everything, we didn’t know anything.’
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said his government will investigate the claims.