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Thread #165689   Message #3976839
Posted By: Backwoodsman
15-Feb-19 - 07:52 AM
Thread Name: BS: Should 'Jihadi bride' come back to UK?
Subject: RE: BS: Should 'Jihadi bride' come back to UK?
For, I think, the first time ever, I'm in absolute agreement with Jacob "Call Me Jake" Rees-Mogg - she should be admitted to the UK, then thoroughly investigated and subjected to the due process of law. If that involves her being kept in detention during that time, so be it.

There's a petition going to have her British Citizenship revoked, but this goes directly contrary to the British Citizenship Act 1981 and, if the Act is changed in order to target one individual, I fear that the rights of the rest of us will be damaged.

She was born in the UK, and should be afforded the rights that that bestows on her, but she should be dealt with by the forces of law in respect of any offences she may have committed.

It's worth remembering too that she was fifteen when she absconded from the UK - still legally a child - and that must be taken into consideration when she is judged.

Finally, there is the question of her unborn child, who is completely innocent and who, by virtue of its mother's nationality, is entitled to British Citizenship when it is born. If for no other reason than that, it seems to me that she should be allowed to return so that her child receives the protection to which it is entitled.

The usual disclaimers apply......IMHO, YMMV etc.