Sajid Javid was slammed for refusing to allow Shamima Begum back to the UK after news that her baby had died.
MPs from all parties criticised the Home Secretary’s decision, with his Labour counterpart Diane Abbott saying the death was “a stain on the conscience” of the Government.
The Home Secretary revoked the IS bride’s passport after she said she wished to return to the UK with her newborn son from Syria, having already lost two children.
On Friday it was confirmed that the weeks-old boy named Jarrah had died in a refugee camp .
Shadow home secretary Ms Abbott said Shamima, 19, and her son had been “failed” by Mr Javid and that he had “a lot to answer for”.
Attacking the original decision to take away Shamima’s UK citizenship, Ms Abbott said: “It is against international law to make someone stateless.
And to leave a vulnerable young woman and a child in a refugee camp is morally reprehensible.”
Tory MP Phillip Lee said Mr Javid’s decision was “driven by a sort of populism”. He added: “Clearly Shamima Begum holds abhorrent views and to want to join Islamic State is beyond all comprehension, but she was a child, a product of our society.”
Lib Dem Ed Davey said: “Many of us feared this tragic outcome when the Home Secretary washed his hands of Britain’s responsibility for a British citizen and a British baby.
“If the courts eventually show he has acted illegally, we will remember this baby in holding him to account.”
Independent Group MP Anna Soubry added: “It was wrong to take away Shamima Begum’s British citizenship. She is our responsibility.”
Shamima, of Bethnal Green, East London, was 15 when she and two other girls went to join IS in 2015. She later wed Dutch-born terrorist Yago Riedijk.
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