Last week Shamima Begum was stripped off her British citizenship after she left the UK to join ISIS in Syria as a 15-year-old. She’s not the first person to lose their citizenship after joining the terrorist organization but Begum claims she was merely a housewife and didn’t take part in any of the atrocities ISIS is known for. The UK government claimed they were within their rights to do this because they believed Begum was a dual citizenship of Bangladesh, however the Bangladeshi government says she will not be allowed to enter the country. This essentially leaves Begum stateless. Should people be able to lose their citizenship? Or should Begum be shown leniency given her young age? What are your thoughts LiveTribers?
Posted by on 25 Feb 2019