Australia strips Muslim terrorist of citizenship

“Islamic State” (IS) fighter Khaled Sharrouf has been stripped of his Australian citizenship, the “Weekend Australian” newspaper reported on Saturday. He is the first person to have his dual citizenship revoked under a law introduced by Canberra in 2015.

Sharrouf, the son of Lebanese immigrants, left Australia for Syria in late 2013 in order to join the jihadist group and became known for his involvement in the beheadings of government officials. In 2014, photos emerged online of the 35-year-old and his then 7-year-old son holding the severed heads of Syrian soldiers.