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.”