Bradford family: Sisters’ husbands to meet MP Keith Vaz
22 June 2015
From the section UK
Akhtar Iqbal (left) and Mohammed Shoaib have appealed to their wives to return
Home Affairs Committee chairman Keith Vaz is due to meet the husbands of two of three Bradford women thought to be in Syria with their nine children.
Lawyers for Akhtar Iqbal and Mohammed Shoaib wrote to Mr Vaz, accusing police of being “complicit in radicalising” the three sisters.
It is claimed they were encouraged to contact their brother – thought to be fighting with extremists in Syria.
West Yorkshire Police said it rejected the suggestion officers were complicit.
Khadija, Sugra and Zohra Dawood and their children, aged between three and 15, went missing on 9 June. An Islamic State (IS) smuggler has since told the BBC they have reached Syria.
Sisters Sugra, Zohra and Khadija Dawood went missing on 9 June
Mr Vaz told the Mail on Sunday the lawyers’ claims were “concerning”. He later issued a statement confirming he would meet Mr Iqbal, Sugra Dawood’s husband, and Mohammed Shoaib, husband of Khadija Dawood.
He told the BBC: “There is always a problem, which we identified in the last parliament, where the families left behind feel they need to be informed and kept updated on what’s going …read more
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