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Australia to strip citizenship from dual-national militants

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Too little, too late, and fuzzy-warm do-gooders will get lawyers to reverse it, anyway.

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Meanwhile all the ones with single citizenship will get to return home after firing a few rounds with IS

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Why not strip citizenship from Aussie jihadists who don't have another passport? Mind you, once the opposition to IS finally gets its act together, the only way that these guys would get back to Australia will be in a body bag anyway.

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@frontandcentre

Sounds like a plan, but it's illegal under international law to make somebody stateless, which is what you're essentially suggesting.

Still, with the new rabidly Tory government in the UK, we might just see a change in attitude towards international law....

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but it's illegal under international law to make somebody stateless, which is what you're essentially suggesting.

With IS on the scene, desperate times need desperate measures. Otherwise the bleeding hearts will see all these jihadists get a slap on the wrist - and a comfy jail cell for a few years at most.

Why not strip citizenship from Aussie jihadists who don't have another passport?

As the article says, only dual nationals are being considered. So what the ones with dual nationality will do is either renounce their second nationality in favour of Australian citizenship - or recruit jihadists who are "only Australian". The law will only work if it is applied to all jihadists

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but it's illegal under international law to make somebody stateless,

Didn't stop the US taking Snowdens citizenship, not that that is any recomendation.

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Christopher Glen:

" With IS on the scene, desperate times need desperate measures "

These are not despearte times because IS is on the scene, but because Western politicians and media continue to ignore the real issue.

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Didn't stop the US taking Snowdens citizenship, not that that is any recomendation.

The US didn't revoke Snowden's citizenship; it revoked his passport, making his travel anywhere abroad troublesomely illegal. He remains, for better or for worse, a US citizen.

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should consider revoking travelling passport too, besides citizenship......!!!!

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The US didn't revoke Snowden's citizenship; it revoked his passport, making his travel anywhere abroad troublesomely illegal. He remains, for better or for worse, a US citizen.

Seriously, there is such little difference when your country want to kill you.

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