Germany Mulls Taking Away Citizenship From Jihadists

Germany mulls taking away citizenship from jihadists

BERLIN, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 11th August, 2016) - Germany unveiled Thursday tough new anti-terror measures after two attacks claimed by the Islamic State group, including a controversial proposal to strip jihadist fighters of their German nationality. Deportations of convicted criminal migrants will also be sped up while police resources are to be greatly boosted under the security package drawn up by Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere.

"Germans who participate in fighting abroad for a terror militia and who have another citizenship should lose their German nationality," de Maiziere said. Around 820 people have left Germany to fight alongside jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq, according to estimates by German secret services. With about one in three fighters having since returned to Germany, fears are running high of the threat they may pose on European soil.