Labour calls for stripping IDF soldiers of citizenship – one day after call to let ISIS bride back in
Their priorities and preferences are clear, and they are rapidly getting the Britain they want. By the time they realize what they have done, it will likely be too late.
“Revealed: A day after Corbyn said ISIS bride should be let back into UK… how Labour’s John McDonnell once called for anyone who fought for Israel to be stripped of their British citizenship,” by Martin Robinson, Mailonline, February 22, 2019 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
John McDonnell argued Britons who fought for Israel against Palestine should face the threat of losing their citizenship in a letter that emerged today – 24 hours after Jeremy Corbyn said jihadi bride Shamima Begum should keep her passport.
The shadow chancellor wrote to then Home Secretary Theresa May in 2014 saying she should censure British citizens who served in the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) and mete out the same punishment given to those who joined ISIS.
Yesterday his party leader said Shamima Begum and her newborn baby should be allowed to return from Syria and given the ‘support that she needs’ by the authorities.
Yet Mr McDonnell argued the Government’s policy to strip violent jihadis of their passports should be widened to those who went to fight for the Israeli Defence Force against the Palestinians in Gaza – with some critics calling it ‘hypocrisy’.
Writing in July 2014 Mr McDonnell said: ‘Will you be warning any British citizens considering engagement with the IDF that such engagement may put their British citizenship in jeopardy?
‘Given the seriousness of the current situation in Gaza and the apparent escalation of the Israeli attacks on Palestinians, I urge you to address these questions promptly so that any British citizen currently participating or planning to participate in these attacks is warned of the potential consequences and thus may be deterred from acting in this way’.
The letter, now deleted by Mr McDonnell’s team, was uncovered by the Guido Fawkes website who say it was there for three years including two years where he was shadow chancellor.
A Labour Party spokesman said: ‘This was at the height of the barbaric bombing and attacks on Gaza when hundreds of Palestinian men, women and children were being killed.
‘This is a simple statement of law and standard practice by the government aimed at deterring and pointing out the risks involved in British citizens joining any foreign conflict. For those holding joint citizenship it does not entail making them stateless’.
Yesterday Jeremy Corbyn argued Shamima Begum, who gave birth to a baby boy in a refugee camp on Sunday, had ‘a right to return’ after fleeing the country to support ISIS in 2015….