UK Strips Jihadi Jack's Citizenship
By Micah Halpern
Sunday August 18, 2019
I've Been Thinking:
Jack Letts is best known as Jihadi Jack, a dual UK / Canadian citizen who joined ISIS in 2014. Two years before joining, Jack had converted to Islam. In 2014 he changed his name to Abu Mohammed, married an Iraqi woman had a child.
Abu Mohammed has been interviewed on the BBC, pledging his allegiance to ISIS and promising to fight for the cause.
His parents sent him $300 and were subsequently tried and convicted of sponsoring terror. He claims he bought falafel and a pair of glasses with the money - not nuclear weapons.
Now Jack Letts cum Abu Mohammed cum Jihadi Jack wants to return to the UK.
The British Home Office not only said no - they stripped Jack of his UK citizenship and said he is Canada's problem now.
Meanwhile, Canada says that Jihadi Jack has no real contact with Canada and is a Canadian citizen only by virtue of his father, an organic farmer, who holds a Canadian passport.
The UK is correct to reject him.
Jihadi Jack must live with his decision.
Joining the enemy and fighting against your home country is treasonous and an act of sedition. It is easier to pull citizenship than to try someone as a traitor. Let Jack live in the community he selected when he abandoned his home and chose instead to take up arms against the country that nurtured him.
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