The problem with dropping this plan is that Muslims who join the Islamic State or some other jihad group are demonstrating not only that they do not value the French passport, but that they hate France and want to destroy it. Their French passport is for them a tool aiding them in their efforts to do that. It isn’t anything else for them. The idea that these poor folks will be rendered stateless if they lose their French passports fails to take into account that they are enemy combatants who despise the very concept of nationality. They belong only to the global umma, and will use any tools the fools in the West hand them in order to destroy those fools in the West.
“Francois Hollande drops plan to strip jihadists of their French passports,” by James Rothwell, Telegraph, March 30, 2016:
Francois Hollande, the French president, has bowed to pressure from his own left-wing government to drop a controversial law which would see convicted jihadists stripped of their French nationality.
The proposals, which would have been enshrined in France’s constitution, had been fiercely criticised by Socialist MPs and the centre-right opposition, who accused Mr Hollande of besmirching the principles of the republic.
The row had led to the resignation of Christiane Taubira, one of the most popular and controversial ministers in the French premier’s cabinet, who later tweeted: “Sometimes to resist is to stay. Sometimes to resist is to leave”.
Mr Hollande had raised the ideas in the wake of the November 13 Paris attacks which killed 130 people and injured many more.
He was initially accused of trampling on human rights for the sake of appearing tough on terrorism, as rendering people stateless is illegal under French law.
The president later clarified his plans, admitting that only convicted terrorists of dual nationality would be stripped of French citizenship under the plans.
Mr Hollande has now abandoned the idea after meeting with the heads of the Assemblée National and the Sénat….