Stripping terrorist of citizenship, then and now

A few months ago the former PM Harper proposed the following.

The policy of stripping Canadian citizenship from those convicted of terrorist crimes and associated offences is a standard affront to international laws and tends to sit uncomfortably with domestic laws as well. But it fits in well within this economy of manufactured fear.

Apologists for it have come out everywhere, and Harper can count on substantive legal opinion to back his claim. If you can have citizenship removed in circumstances of fraud, you can certainly have it pinched off you if you are a convicted terrorist.

This also elicited the following response from the BC Civil Liberties Assocation.

It’s official – second class citizenship goes into effect

Last Friday, part of Bill C-24 went into effect, officially creating a two-tier citizenship system.

Today the French suggested the following.

Hollande said he wanted French law to allow dual nationals to be stripped of their French citizenship if they were convicted of terrorism and dual nationals to be banned from entering France if they presented a “terrorism risk”.

Notice the similarity with the proposed Canadian legislation which according to CBC, the “Conservative-drafted law, known during the legislative process as Bill C-24, strips dual nationals of their citizenship if they are convicted of terrorism or high treason, among other serious offences.” It will be interesting to see how the same pundits respond to this move by the French.

In an earlier post on this blog, it was suggested that fight against Muslim terrorist will only commence when the following condition is met.

When the French intellectuals come to realize the threat that Islam poses.

Once that happens all the apologists and idiots will be brushed aside.

This is the first small step in that shift in thinking. Now that the ‘enlightened and sophisticated’ Europeans are adopting the same ‘discredited’ strategy, will the leftist around the world fall in lockstep?