Muslim with Canadian passport imprisoned in US over plot to decapitate newspaper employees targeted for citizenship revocation

A Pakistani-Canadian imprisoned in California over a plot to decapitate employees of a Danish newspaper and throw their heads on to the street is among those targeted for revocation of their citizenship under a controversial new law, the National Post has learned.

Tahawwur Hussain Rana, 54, is the only one of the 10 Canadians whose citizenship the government is seeking to revoke for terrorism who was convicted by a foreign court, the U.S. District Court in Chicago. He is serving a 14-year-sentence at a prison in San Pedro, Calif.