Wednesday, 6 February 2013
Questions for study and discussion:
If those Muslims who engage in violent Jihad do so not abroad, but in Canada, shouldn't they too have their Canadian citizenship revoked?
If those Muslims who engage in violent Jihad are not dual citizens, but possess only Canadian citizenship, should that be a reason not to be able to strip them of their citizenship? If it were to be that, then such people would make sure that they were not dual citizens, in order not to be stripped of citizenship in a Western country.
If those Muslims who have acquired Canadian citizenship do not participate directly in violent Jihad, but offer financial support, or propaganda on behalf of the goals of Jihad, or even attempt to mislead non-Muslim fellow citizens about Islamic texts and teachings, and the way Muslims have treated the non-Muslims they have subdued and subjugated in many lands, over many years, are these not all ways of engaging in Jihad, of furthering the very same goals of those who engage in terrorism? And if the goals are the same, and only the methods differ, do not the governments and peoples of the non-Muslim West have a right and a duty to protect themselves, by taking measures to limit the Muslim presence in their countries, and the ability of Muslims to freely spread their doctrine. which has until now not been subject to sufficient scrutiny and intelligent analysis?
Canada considers revoking citizenship from dual citizens linked to terrorism
TORONTO — Canada’s immigration minister said Wednesday his government should consider stripping Canadians with dual citizenship who commit terrorist acts of their Canadian status. The remarks follow revelations that a Canadian with dual Lebanese citizenship is suspected of being involved in a bus attack that killed five Israeli tourists in Bulgaria last year.
Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said that one of the suspects was born in Lebanon, came to Canada at age eight, became a Canadian citizen and then left at age 12. He said he assumed the man was a dual Lebanese- Canadian citizen.
“I understand he may have been back to Canada a few times since then, but he has not has been a habitual resident in Canada since the age of 12,” Kenney said.
A top Bulgarian security official said Wednesday the two living suspects behind the bus attack have been identified and both are now living in Lebanon. The bomb that exploded July 18 as the Israeli tourists were boarding a bus at the airport in Burgas also killed a Bulgarian bus driver and the suspected bomber. Three men are suspected in the attack, including the dead bomber.
On Tuesday, an official Bulgarian report said investigators had “well-grounded reasons to suggest” that two of the suspects belonged to the militant wing of the Islamist group Hezbollah. The report said they had been living in Lebanon for years, one with a Canadian passport and the other with an Australian one.
“The confirmed involvement of a Canadian citizen in the Hezbollah bombing in Bulgaria last year is deeply concerning to us,” Kenney said.
A Conservative Canadian lawmaker has a bill before Parliament that would revoke citizenship from dual nationals if they engage in an act of war against the Canadian military. Kenney said could be amended to include acts of terrorism abroad.[and what about declared adherence to an ideology that inculcates hatred for Infidels, their laws, their customs, the continued existence of their countries? How conceivably is that compatible with citizenship in any Western country?]
“Canadian citizenship is predicated on loyalty to this country and I cannot think of a more obvious act of renouncing one’s sense of loyalty than going and committing acts of terror,” Kenney said.
Canadian government officials noted other countries have the ability to revoke the citizenship of its citizens. Opposition Liberal leader Bob Rae said the government should not do “policy making on the fly” and urged more study of the matter.
Tuesday’s revelation is the second by a foreign government in recent weeks that Canadians allegedly took part in terrorist attacks abroad. Canada has to yet to confirm a claim by Algeria that at least one Canadian was among terrorists who staged a deadly attack on a Saharan gas plant last month. Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird said Tuesday he hasn’t even been provided with a name from Algerian authorities.
A number of Western citizens [all Muslims] have been linked to terrorism both in their home countries and abroad in recent years.
Posted on 02/06/2013 8:38 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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