And we shouldn’t call them that.
I had started a draft for a post on this very subject, but Michael Walsh has covered the ground so well that there’s no need for me to do a full court press on it.
The point is quite simple and really common sense: “Americans” who leave this country to fight for ISIS, or any other country or entity or group who is our enemy, are no longer Americans (if they ever were in the first place) and should have their citizenship revoked.
And the press should stop referring to them as “Americans,” too. I know; fat chance.
And this isn’t just true of Somalian-Americans or whatever hyphenated-Americans might be guilty of this behavior. It’s true of people like John Walker Lindh, one of the first “American” jihadis. Remember him?
I came out for a proposal like this over four years ago, when Joe Lieberman (remember him?) backed it. My support has only become stronger in the intervening years.
This comes in the wake of the burgeoning Rotherham scandal, in which some strapping “Yorkshiremen” turned an entire “British” town into a white-slavery ring. (“An independent report has found that at least 1,400 children were sexually exploited in Rotherham by gangs of men who were predominantly of Pakistani origin between 1997 and 2013. Report author Professor Alexis Jay said that girls as young as 11 were raped by “large numbers of male perpetrators.”)
But to describe things as what they actually are would be to let the cat out of the multi-culti bag.
[NOTE: In Walsh’s article I also found a link to, and a quote from, a book called Rules For Radical Conservatives. Not having read it, I have no idea whether it’s wonderful or awful or somewhere in between. But it certainly sounds potentially interesting. Commenter “Eric”? Are you there?]
Very reminiscent of the Nazis, is it not?]
[NOTE III: Also see this.]
[ADDENDUM: If you’re curious on the details of how citizenship could be revoked, and under what legal authority, there is already a controlling statute. See this. It could be slightly expanded to explicitly include joining or fighting for groups such as ISIS, or it might even apply as already written.]