Germany Proposes to Strip Islamist Militants of Citizenship
Germany unveiled tough new anti-terror measures on Thursday after last month’s attacks claimed by the Islamic State group.
The measures announced by Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere at a news conference in Berlin include a proposal to strip Germans with dual nationality of their German citizenship if they join foreign terror organisations.
Two terror attacks by Islamist migrants - in Wuerzburg and Ansbach - shocked Germany last month.
Thomas de Maiziere argued that ”if someone fights for terror militia that is similar to an armed force, and which calls itself an army, I don't see why this should not be considered," according to AFP.
He added that the existing German law allows for citizens with dual nationalitywho fight for a foreign army to be stripped of their German citizenship.
Thomas de Maiziere also announced plans to speed up the deportation of foreign criminals and pledged increased personnel, equipment and surveillance powers for the police.
According to German media reports, the centre-left Social Democrats - the coalition partners of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats – and the Greens are strongly against any general ban on dual citizenship, the BBC said.
The proposed package of new security measures has yet to be approved by the German parliament to become law.
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To little to late.. In order to get rid of Islamic militants and would be Islamic militants, Germany have to unveil operation comparable to the holocaust...they cant do that. They should not have allowed to reach this situation.
They had to extradite to their county of origin hundreds of thousands so far and these had to be politics from at least 20 years..had to be!!!there is not a definitive political decision to start a jihadist war against the German state so far. Even there is not organized terror campaign so far. But when this happens the Islamic militants will be tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands. Entire suburbs and cities will be hostile ground.Why they do not learn from Kosovo from Bosnia from the former Soviet Union and etch....and a religious war in Europe will result in massacres comparable to this during the division of India and Pakistan.