The case of Shamima Begum has sparked an interesting debate.

What to do with those who join a terrorist organisation and then wish to return home.

While some accuse the 19-year-old of treason, others call for clemency.

The Home Secretary has adopted a more hard-line position, revoking her British citizenship.

It’s important to record that, while all our attention is focused one young woman, more than 360 jihadis have returned to the UK, of whom only 40 have been successfully prosecuted.

However, it would seem the Government is adopting a tougher stance because 100 others have been stripped of their British passports.

With the collapse of the so-called caliphate in Syria, the head of MI6, Alex Younger, is warning that Isis will reform and, along with a newly resurgent Al Qaeda, pose an ever greater threat to us.

He added that military defeat has not ended terrorism and that, having experienced “extreme radicalisation,” returning jihadis are “potentially very dangerous”.

His comments come as President Trump has declared a withdrawal of US troops from Syria.

He’s warned that, as they go, they will release more than 800 fighters of European origin, currently held jointly with Kurdish forces.

Unless their home countries repatriate these jihadists and put them on trial, Trump says they will ‘permeate’ Europe.

It’s a grave dilemma for countries like Britain, France and Germany, which have already suffered Islamic terrorism.

I suspect most of us would rather they were kept as far as possible from these shores, with justice meted out where they committed their crimes.

There’s no doubt that we should be as tough as the law allows us to be on those who support and commit acts of barbarism.

Ms Begum, despite her age, is no exception.