The refusal to allow return of Islamic State runaways Shamima Begum and Hoda Muthana enters into contrasting legal debates in the U.S. and the UK.

Comparisons are inevitably being made between Shamima Begum, the British 19 year old who fled Britain when she was 15 to join the Islamic State (IS), and Hoda Muthana, a 24-year-old who travelled to IS three months before Begum, from her home in Alabama, United States. Like Begum, Muthana is also requesting to return to…

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