SHAMIMA Begum has moaned about not being able to watch the Friends reunion from her ISIS camp during an interview with the British press.
In an interview with journalist Andrew Drury, Shamima said she missed the May 27 airing.
"I wished I could have watched that but I heard it wasn't that great anyway," she said.
The 21-year-old jihadi bride who fled Britain to join ISIS in 2015 told Andrew her favourite character was Chandler, played by Matt Perry.
Showing the reporter around the campsite, the East Londoner said she "still watch[es] Friends here," before calling the latest episode "an insult" to fans.
The HBO Max get together was broadcast last month and has received mixed reviews since it aired.
Friends shows are typically titled "The One Where," with the reunion being called "The One Where They Get Back Together".
It was filmed at the original show's studio and was hosted by Brit late show host James Corden.
Shamima is currently being held at Al-Roj prison camp in Syria after she was stripped of her UK citizenship.
In her interview, Shamima told Andrew: "I don't think I was a terrorist. I think I was just a dumb kid who made one mistake."
She also added she does not need to be rehabilitated – but would like to help others with rehabilitation instead, the Daily Mail reports.
Shamima said: "I personally don't think that I need to be rehabilitated, but I would want to help other people be rehabilitated. I would love to help."
I don't think I was a terrorist. I think I was just a dumb kid who made one mistake
When asked what she would say to people who do not want her to return to the UK, she said: "Can I come home please, pretty please?"
The ex-jihadi bride has also started wearing Western-style clothes, including jeans and baseball caps.
She explained: "I wear these clothes, and I don't wear a hijab, because it makes me happy. And anything in this camp that makes me happy is like a lifesaver."
Shamima said in the camp she enjoys listening to Kanye West's music and followed the news of his divorce from Kim Kardashian.
The Londoner recently spoke in a new documentary, The Return: Life After ISIS, claiming she and her friends were recruited online, the Mail Online reported.
She said she was "young and naive" when she decided to leave the UK and join ISIS.
She added: “I knew it was a big decision, but I just felt compelled to do it quickly.I didn't want to be the friend that was left behind.”
Shamima said recruiters preyed on the guilt they felt at seeing Muslims suffer in the Syrian conflict.
A filmmaker who met her at a refugee camp in Syria last year said she is not a threat to anyone, but is broken and needs help.
Can I come home please, pretty please?
Spanish director Alba Sotorra told The Times: "In the beginning, Shamima was like a ghost just sitting there, covered, lifeless, like a marionette, a doll."
He added: "Her lack of ability to express her feelings made me feel deeply sad for her.
"Then, maybe two or three months after I met her, we had this game with the kids.
"The kids were playing with kites. Shamima was always very silent.
"And she sat on one of these carts watching. I saw a teardrop fall from her eye. It was the first time."
Shamima gave birth to three children in Syria but all of them died.
In a documentary, which was shot in 2019, she said that after the death of her third child, a son, she stayed up all night with his body.
She said: "He was my last hope, he was the only thing keeping me alive. I didn’t know how.
"That day I just cried for all my children. I cried for all of them. No one could help me, no one could do anything."
Shamima was defeated in her legal battle to return to the UK for a court appeal over the removal of her British citizenship earlier this year.
The Supreme Court uninamously ruled in favour of the Government and said Shamima cannot come back to the UK for a court case to reclaim her British passport for the safety of the public.
Delivering the ruling, Lord Reed savaged a previous judgement by the Court of Appeal and said it had "made its own assessment of the requirements of [national] security" without any "relative evidence".
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