Den nederlandske regjering erklærte fredag at den vil ta statsborgerskapet fra jihadister, selv om det ikke kan bevises at de har begått en forbrytelse.
Det er et radikalt tiltak, men kommer med en presisering: Kun de som har dobbelt statsborgerskap blir berørt. Ingen skal stå statsløse, het det.
The Dutch government said Friday it wants to strip jihadists who go to fight in Syria or Iraq of their passports, even if they have not been convicted of a crime.
The move came amid growing fears that Western fighters who joined the Islamic State (IS) and other extremist groups in the Middle East will return home to carry out attacks.
The law will be toughened with the aim of withdrawing Dutch nationality from jihadists who have joined an armed terrorist group, even without a criminal conviction,» the government said in a summary of a letter to parliament from Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten.
The action could however only be taken against Dutch citizens with dual nationality, as «no one should be left stateless», the government said.