news Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute| August 24, 2014| 7.30 pm IST British citizens fighting for ISIL (Iraq and Syria) should be considered traitors and stripped off their citizenship, said Britain’s former home secretary, in the wake of the recent beheading of US journalist James Foley’s by a jihadi with an English accent. Considering current Home Minister Theresa May’s response to British jihadists “uncertain and limp”, David Davis said that May should permanently expel them before they commit more atrocities at home. New laws similar to the Britain’s Antisocial Behaviour Order (ASBO), announced by Mrs. May indicate her response is “lacking in both focus and urgency” and will not leave Isil fighters “quaking in their boots,” wrote Davis in the Mail. The Home Secretary has powers to strip citizenship from persons of dual nationality, or from immigrants who have become naturalized citizen and are fighting overseas. However, Home Officers lawyers argue that rendering a citizen stateless is a breach of international law. Arguing that it is “not our problem” if Jihadists are stranded abroad, Davis wrote that fighters who work against Britain should discover that their stint in Syria “is no longer a short violent holiday but a life sentence to the lifestyle they claim to espouse, complete with Sharia law and a desert climate”.
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