Canada May Strip Terrorists of Citizenship, Will America Be Next?


90 percent of these nonsensical debates about drone strikes on terrorists with US passports would not be an issue if the United States just went back to denaturalizing people who wage war against it.

The United States used to denaturalize deserters, but then the Warren Court decided that qualified as “Cruel and Unusual Punishment.”

Canada seems to be leading these days. Might be a good idea to start thinking about denaturalizing Al Qaeda members engaged in wars abroad.

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says the Conservative government wants to give Ottawa the power to revoke citizenship from Canadians who go abroad to commit terrorism or acts of war against this country.

His comments come a day after Ottawa confirmed that a Canadian dual national based in Lebanon has been linked to the bombing of a bus filled with Israeli tourists in Bulgaria last year.

Mr. Kenney said he thinks Canadians back the move even though they support allowing people to hold citizenships from countries other than Canada.

“I think where we might want to make a distinction is among those dual citizens who have completely rejected any sense of loyalty to Canada and gone out and committed … acts of war against Canada.”

This bill would bring Canada in line with other countries such as Australia and the United States who already have similar policies in place.

While technically this is true, the United States only tends to denaturalize for blatant immigration fraud. Some ex-Nazis have been denaturalized, but terrorists and terrorist affiliated persons have rarely been denautralized.The procedure is difficult and complicated.

Lieberman’s Terrorist Expatriation Act would have added “joining a foreign terrorist organization or engaging in or supporting hostilities against the United States” to the list of reasons for denaturalization, but the left and the libertarian right threw their predictably hissy fits and the bill went nowhere. Those same people also throw hissy fits when a terrorist with US citizenship gets killed on the battlefield, so it’s a no-win scenario with them.

  • BIG IRISH

    Absolutely – lets start getting rid of these islamist CREEPS – Im a Canadian – I love my country – I also love the USA – its culture, people, I have many American friends…take the border away and we are pretty much the same …lets start getting serious about these jihadis and boot the vile scum out of our countries – let them do what they want over in some Muslim crap hole they seem to think is so great.

    • Mary Sue

      Maybe finally we can be rid of Khadr and his entire evil family!

    • carol

      "…take the border away and we are pretty much the same …"A country whitout borders,is not a country anymore………
      Another Canadian……..

      • Mary Sue

        well right about now I'm pretty glad that border is there, as it means Canada's 10 provinces and 3 territories are not Blue States that would have voted for Obama, kiss republican presidents goodbye for the next 300 years…

  • morgan

    Denaturalization or permanent exile is the only thing an Islamic terrorist fears. He does not fear a death sentence because it makes him a martyr and a hero. Exile humiliates the law-breaker, the family and the community. Loss of honor is worse than death.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Protecting jihadists is what Obama and gang do best, despite this or that drone attack. The fact of the matter is, under his watch MORE jihadists gained entry to the U.S. than in previous years. He agreed with State's decision to allow all manner of Islamists entry, even those who were previously barred! Therefore, to believe that he will do anything to strip known jihadists of their citizenship, is to believe in the tooth fairy. It ain't gonna happen.
    http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/09/22/if-it-looks-l

    Indeed, Canada (under its excellent PM) is taking the lead…Washington is not even leading from behind!

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel – http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • Editor

    Thanks for the article. Hissy fits?

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  • JacksonPearson

    When this nation is at war with a ruthless enemy as such, then the courts have to take a backseat with the last word.

    Yes, identified Americans that cross over to the other side to fight against American troops, and/or aid and abet our enemies should be after careful review, automatically stripped of all Constitutional rights, and citizenship. If after becoming an enemy combatant, they should not have the privilege of Constitutional protection. Turncoats' simply can't have it both ways.

    Are you, Code Pinkos paying attention???

  • Ghostwriter

    I agree with Canada on this one. You go abroad to become a terrorist,you lose your citizenship. That's how it should be.