Dual-National Jihadists May Lose Aussie Citizenship

Paul Maley, The Australian, June 20, 2014

A proposal to strip dual nationals who fight in foreign conflicts of their Australian citizenship, a move that would mirror powers available in Britain, is an option the federal government would consider.

Tony Abbott yesterday vowed to “redouble’’ the government’s vigilance in the wake of the Islamist crisis in Iraq, monitoring fighters who have returned from the combat zone and preventing foreign jihadists from crossing the border.

As part of the ramped-up security push, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said he was prepared to consider the British model that allows authorities to strip dual nationals of their passports, provided it does not render them stateless.

The power has been used to considerable effect during the Syria crisis, which has seen scores of Britons flock to jihad.

Mr Morrison said while the government was prepared to contemplate the idea, he labelled it an extreme measure. “Cancelling the citizenship of a dual citizen is a very extreme measure,’’ he said. “There are existing provisions within the citizenship act that deal with these sorts of things . . . and at this stage there are no formal ­proposals before the ­parliament.’’

The comments follow a recommendation by the federal government’s Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, Bret Walker SC, who recommended the government consider the measure.

“The INSLM is concerned that the concept of dual citizenship raises issues of divided loyalties and does not see why, as a matter of policy, an Australian citizen should also be able to be a citizen of another country,” Mr Walker said in his report, tabled in parliament this week.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop yesterday confirmed that about 150 Australians had joined the fighting in Iraq and Syria, among them Khaled Sharrouf, a convicted terrorist who slipped out of Australia ­illegally last year and is fighting with the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham.

The Prime Minister said it would be a mistake for Aus­tralians to assume the crisis in the Middle East was confined to Iraq with “no consequences for the wider world’’.

“You have a terrorist army consolidating its hold over a large swath of Iraq and Syria with the intention presumably of creating a terrorist state with dangerous and unpredictable consequences for the region and for the wider world,’’ Mr Abbott said.

“So, this is a very serious situation.’’

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  • The bigger scandal is that the Jihadists even received Australian citizenship to begin with.

    Sure, we don’t know they would turn into Jihadists. But the easy way to prevent that is not to give citizenship to non-white Muslims.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      You would think the Oz government would have learned its lesson after importing all those Lebanese gangsters in the 70s, 80s and 90s. In 2005, the Aussies even rioted over this Middle Eastern trash at Cronulla, one of the largest race riots in the nation’s history.

      Those traitors who are primarily responsible for engineering the termination of the White Australia policy in 1973, such as Al Grassby, Gough Whitlam and others, have caused nothing but serious problems for the whole country. White Australia was a pillar of stability surrounded by an ocean of Asiatic jealousy, one that was supposed to ensure the survival of western civilization for a long time to come. Now that this safeguard has been removed, Australia lies prostrate before her enemies, to be plundered of all its wealth and destroyed at will.

      • Pro_Whitey

        With luck they can make their way back to a White Australia policy. They are showing some good sense at least. Some days I think BO would like to give citizenship to the remaining denizens of Gitmo.

        • NoMosqueHere

          Should Australia adopt the White Policy, it will find it’s good for the nation’s economy, the social well being of the people, and the culture.

        • ThomasER916

          They have to rid themselves of the Culture of Critique first. TheOccidentalObserver has about a dozen articles covering the history of the policy changes in Australia.

        • Lagerstrom

          Not happening any time soon, Pro. The media brainwashing down here is relentless. Not only that, just about every politician is an overgrown refugee-loving, gay-friendly university student.

          • Jacobite2

            Looks like you know your enemy. Now that you know, what do you do about it? From the outside, it’s not easy to understand why the Aborigines aren’t still in charge down there.

      • benvad

        Shows the difference between Christian & Muslim immigrants. Montreal has tons of Christian Lebanese and we’ve never had a race riot with them. They speak French and are usually Catholic, so no problems.

        Muslims? That’s another problem altogether!

      • Jacobite2

        Whites = Australia. Non-whites = Nigeria. I don’t know how much simpler the world could be.

      • newscomments70

        Australian foreigners and liberals have successfully removed the mention of “God” and “Queen” from many of their cherished institutions. They now want to change the flag to some ugly monstrosity to reflect “diversity” in Australia. White liberals want the Union Jack removed from everything. What perplexes me is that many black/brown dominated countries who were former colonies of the UK choose to keep the Union Jack in their flag. White liberals hate whites more than former non-white subjects.

    • Long Live Dixie

      But the easy way to prevent that is not to give citizenship to non-white Muslims.

      Or to white ones.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Yes, Islam is a slap in the face to western civilization. It has no place.

        Back to the desert with it. Back to the cave where Mohamed found that peyote button and call it a trip.

    • Stephen Wordsworth

      “But the easy way to prevent that is not to give citizenship to non-whites OR Muslims.” Fixed that for you.

    • Jacobite2

      Why aren’t they losing their lives?

  • Ed

    Cool but what about Jews that fight for the IDF? Will they lose their citizenship?

  • As a child and young man I dreamed of moving to Australia in order to live an all white, slower paced life without the threat of diversity, which in my youth was blacks.
    Now? I ask myself why did the Australians, along with all other whites world wide allow the pollution of their country by deadly parasites. I wish I knew the answer.

    • ThomasER916

      TheOccidentalObserver has about a dozen articles covering the history of the policy changes in Australia.

    • M.

      Watch Immigration Nation.

    • newscomments70

      I lived in Australia in the 90s. I moved there for just that reason. Although the country side was fairly white and conservative, Sydney was full of diversity and liberalism. It was so liberal, it made me miss the more conservative Massachusetts. (no joke) I would like to defy realith and move to the Australia of the 1960s….although that’s when the trouble was starting. In esscence, all Western countries are experiencing the same decay. Waiting for neo-conservative politicians to save us is a waste of time.

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    I think execution is what should be done with these jihadists, because they are enemy insurgents and guerillas. They are a threat not only to the country they return to, but others. That is why they should be killed as such.

    • benvad

      Secretly interrogate them find out intelligence with sodium pentathol, chlorophyll them and dump their bodies in the Indians ocean with weights. End of problem.

      You know we have a lot to learn from Argentine junta leadership.

  • ThomasER916

    All Dual-Citizens of White nations to the Middle East should be deported. Start with the Culture of Critique. They’re the ones that ended the Whites Only immigration policy of Australia claiming it added to the Holoco$t.

  • Billy Clinter

    Is Australia now the only white country on earth with their heads screwed on straight?