Monday 16 August 2021


A solicitor who acted on behalf of Shamima Begum and others who left Britain for the ISIL caliphate greeted the fall of Kabul yesterday with the following tweet...

Condemnation led Mr Akunjee to issue the bizarre defence that he was simply comparing the Taliban to the violent gang described in the lyrics of the Thin Lizzy song The Boys Are Back in Town.  However, despite his spirited defence he has since deleted the original tweet.  Unfortunately for him, the internet does not forget.

Two years ago Mr Akunjee went head to head with conservative commentator Emma Webb on the case for Begum's return.  The one hour debate at the Oxford Union can be seen below.