Muslim to be stripped of British citizenship after working in Syria for group ‘linked to al-Qaeda’

A Birmingham man who works for an Islamist media organisation in Syria is set to become the first person since 2015 to have his British citizenship revoked.

Akif Razaq, 30, says his family in Hall Green were served with a notice by police on May 24 that informed him of plans to deprive him of citizenship.

The notice is understood to say he is “aligned with an al-Qaeda aligned group” and that he “presents a threat to the national security of the United Kingdom.”

There appears to have been no evidence presented that Mr Razaq has used weapons or received training whilst in Syria and he says he plans to appeal against the decision, which he says will leave him “stateless.”

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  • BillyHW

    No one tell Justine!

    • tom_billesley

      He’s award honorary Canadian citizenship.

  • eMan14

    That’ll put a dent in the UK’s Muslim problem.

  • canminuteman

    Now do that to about a million more and it will be a start.

  • tom_billesley

    He’s not stateless. Under the Pakistani Citizenship Act 1951 he has Pakistani citizenship by descent if one parent is a Pakistani citizen, and it’s not terminated by also acquiring British citizenship.

    Of course, if he wants all the rights of British citizenship while the matter is under appeal, he can return and be tried for treason.