Citizenship should be revoked when abused

The case of an Irish citizen alleged to have been an Islamic State fighter must not be ignored by the government

13th January, 2019
Last weekend’s capture of Aleksandr Bekmirzaev has raised the possibility that some Irish citizens may have joined Islamic State to wage jihad

Leo Varadkar and Donald Trump last week gave us the polar opposites in the debate on immigration. Faced with a crisis on the Mexican border, Trump took to the airwaves to blame illegal immigrants for a vast wave of violent crime and drug abuse in the US. He has previously claimed that the flow of illegal immigrants across the Mexican border facilitates terrorists entering the country.

Faced with an apparent case of an actual immigrant-turned-terrorist,...

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