Thursday, November 10, 2005

Terrorist citizenship strip canvassed: "The federal government is considering introducing laws to strip Australian citizenship from convicted terrorists, Foreign Minister Alexander Downer says."

This is more populist nonsense, which panders to latent racism. If someone is guilty of a serious crime, such as murder, then they are sent to jail after a fair trial, not 'stripped of citizenship.' Citizenship is a human right, and there ought not be two classes of citizenship, ie citizens who can be 'stripped' of citizenship, and citizens who cannot.

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