German Interior Ministry floats passport denial for ‘jihadis’

Stephan Mayer, parliamentary state secretary in Germany’s Interior Ministry, which is headed by Bavaria’s Horst Seehofer, said Monday he expected an urgent law change to deny passports to what he termed jihadis with double citizenship.

In remarks to the Funke media chain following Sunday’s arrests of six suspected Islamists in Berlin, Mayer also hinted that Georgia and Armenia could be added to Germany’s list of countries where would-be asylum seekers are presumed safe.