August 9, 2018: Australia strips 5 IS supporters of their citizenship
August 9, 2018 | Brainwave Science
Under a 2015 law, anyone with dual citizenship can lose their Australian citizenship for such acts as terrorism. Under Section 35 of the Australian Citizenship Act 2015 a person’s citizenship can be cancelled if they “fight for, or is in the service of, a declared terrorist organization”.
Three men and two women total five former dual nationals have been stripped of their Australian citizenship because of their involvement with the Islamic State group overseas, a government minister said Thursday, August 9, 2018. So far, six people have now lost their Australian citizenship since the law was changed in 2015 to enable dual nationals to lose their citizenship rights for actions contrary to their allegiance to Australia, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said.
According to reports in media, “Dutton did not identify the five. The Daily Telegraph newspaper in Sydney said they were three men and two women who had flown to Syria and Iraq to join Islamic State group fighters.” Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton announced that, “These five dual nationals have been acting against Australia’s interests by engaging with terrorism and have effectively chosen to leave the Australian community.”
Australia Broadcasting Corp. said they were in their 20s and 30s and might not be aware that they were no longer Australian. Intelligence agencies began investigating them last year, the ABC said.
Law enforcement officials, technology companies and lawmakers have long tried to limit what they call the “radicalization” of young people over the internet.
The term has often been used to describe a specific kind of radicalization — that of young Muslim men who are inspired to take violent action by the online messages of Islamist groups like the Islamic State. Jihadists have figured out how to use social media to make an impact, even though their numbers are minuscule in comparison to the overall user base, with Islamic State, more commonly known as ISIS or ISIL, leads the way. Its highly organized social media campaign uses deceptive tactics and shows a sophisticated understanding of how such networks operate.
Australia faces an increasing threat from the radicalization of Australians drawn to Islamist ideology. More than 150 Australians have joined foreign jihadist groups. The Soufan Group said in its December 2015 report that unofficially 255 Australians have gone to fight in Syria and Iraq. At least 20 Australian foreign fighters have returned home, raising government concerns that Australians radicalized abroad will return to carry out domestic terrorism.
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Source: SBS News