Brit mum who left UK to join ISIS rebrands herself as fashion influencer

Tareena Shakil, the first British woman prosecuted for joining ISIS, is now a fashion influencer.

Rebranding herself as a glamorous style icon, Shakil now posts on Instagram as "That girl Tam Tam", under the handle @tareena.shakil, reports The Mirror.

Shakil has gained hundreds of Instagram followers from her fashion content, posting outfit snaps taken all over the world.

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Shakil frequently tags big brands such as Versace and Bershka, attempting to grow her influence and describing her account as a place for "style" and "motivation".

One pouting snap is captioned: “She a bad b****, she ain’t average.”

On another she writes: “How you so elegant and so gang, gang, gang?”

The British mother originally left Birmingham for Syria in 2014 with her 14-month-old son after signing up to terrorist group ISIS aged 26.

Abandoning her life as a healthcare worker to join the murderous terror organisation, Shakil lived in a house with other women waiting to be wed to foreign fighters.

Shakil grew unhappy in the house, and "chose to leave when ISIS were at their peak", escaping to Turkey.

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Returning to the UK in 2015, she was sentenced to six years and undertook a deradicalisation programme.

During Shakil's trial, Birmingham Crown Court were shown images of the ex-Jihadi showing off an AK-47, and pictures of herself and her toddler wearing ISIS-branded clothing.

She was jailed for four years for ISIS membership, having a further two years slapped on to her sentence for encouraging acts of terror, after encouraging others to join ISIS on social media.

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Shakil has reinvented herself since getting out in 2019, describing her de-radicalisation as “a long journey”.

She told The Mirror: “I’ve learned from my mistakes and have served my punishment.

“I don’t seek to be an influencer or blogger, I seek to show people you can make it through hard times even when it may seem impossible.”

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