British Muslim NGO slams plans to strip citizenship of terror suspects

The Muslim Public Affairs Committee (MPAC) in the United Kingdom have slammed Home Minister Theresa May for her plans to introduce new measures that would enable the UK to strip anyone considered to be a threat to the country of their citizenship.

The measures, which could potentially leave those who have their citizenship taken away stateless, was condemned as being “wholly draconian” and “a violation of human rights” that must be opposed.

Fearing that the measures could make citizenship a privilage rather than a right, MPAC [have] encouraged British Muslims to write to their MPs to challenge the move.

MPAC said: “The persistent trend, year after year, our governments has sought out new means to conceal prosecutions from the public, prevent open scrutiny, critic and accountability of those decision and those who make them.”