ISIS fighter Jihadi Jack is stripped of his UK passport sparking furious diplomatic row with Canada where he has joint citizenship
The IS fighter known as Jihadi Jack has been stripped of his British citizenship, sparking a furious diplomatic row with Canada.
Muslim convert Jack Letts, 24, had held duel UK and Canadian citizenship but declared himself an ‘enemy of Britain’ after fleeing his Oxfordshire home to fight in Syria.
After being captured by Kurdish authorities, he begged to be allowed back to the UK and, despite previously saying he wanted to be a suicide bomber, insisted he had ‘no intention of blowing up’ Britons.
But The Mail on Sunday can reveal that the Home Office has torn up his British passport, making him the responsibility of the Canadian government.
The decision has sparked fury in Ottawa, with fears of a public spat when Canadian PM Justin Trudeau meets Boris Johnson at the G7 summit in France next weekend.
Whitehall officials suspect the row may also explain the recent hardline stance taken by the Canadians over a post-Brexit trade deal with the UK. – Daily Mail
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making him the responsibility of the Canadian government.
I have never been a fan of dual citizenship.
I figure you pick your team and that’s it. That is how it was in Canada at one time. Immigrants had to give up their citizenship of the country they were coming from before they could gain Canadian citizenship.
As for Jihad Jack, let him rot away overseas somewhere or bring him here and throw him in prison for life. Canadian society does not need scum like him in it. We have plenty as it is.
The sad thing is that Canada will accept anyone. Pretty soon he will be back here collecting social assistance because… who would hire him? I would not support any business that had him as an employee.