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UK people think Brexit is more scary than ISIS.
Someone tell @theresa_may @jeremycorbyn @HouseofCommons @UKHouseofLords and the whole Wrexiters gang
About the second most signed petition -obviously linked to #ShemimaBegum's case, a few thoughts.
I understand people can be scared/think there is a risk. Of course there is.
That is not the question here.
The question is: "Is it worth it?"
Was prosecuting Shemima Begum worth it?
Of course this would have required precautions/a closed supervision. For years.
But get first hand experience and explanation from a girl groomed by Isis -Worth it?
And on this specific case -Was a British baby's life worth it?
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A quick THREAD on the contradictions of the home office and @sajidjavid over the stripping of #ShamimaBegum's British citizenship.
It's a MUST READ to see just how @theresa_may's old department's #hostileenvironment appears to discriminate against BAME people... 1/n
So currently there are international laws which state that when a citizen commits a crime in a foreign country, that country has the right to deport the person to their home country. This is accepted, and not a contentious issue. 2/15
In fact, the British gov't loves using these powers.
It regularly deports British residents of Caribbean descent. People who moved to Britain as toddlers and have British kids have been taken away from their families and sent 'back' to the Caribbean. 3/15…
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So that "#ShemimaBegum, countering ISIS and the question of stripping returnees' citizenship thread" I Tweeted earlier...

"Dealing with the decisions she made" can take multiple forms - forms that do not UNINTENTIONALLY HELP ISIS and HURT COUNTERTERRORISM EFFORTS. Like... stripping her citizenship. #ShemimaBegum

Read the damn thread. It's solid strategy not "let this poor innocent girl go free."
These stupid, knee-jerk hot takes make ISIS very, very happy. And policy that follows the influence of vapid public opinions like these? Well... GUESS WHAT? It SCREWS the ability of counterterrorism specialists to...COUNTER groups like ISIS. #ShemimaBegum
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Stripping ISIS returnees of citizenship and/or refusal to take them back (with or without prosecution) is a horrible idea.

Such a policy aligns with ISIS strategic goals and propaganda.

Now let me explain why.

ISIS actively encourages sympathizers to sever ties to their respective nation-state of citizenship.

For that nation-state to similarly strip them of citizenship renders rehabilitation an impossibility, and institutionalizes ISIS’ zero-sum concept of political loyalty.
Nation-states like the US and the UK, moreover, have close to zero credibility in much of the “Middle East” because of unconscionable foreign policy, flagrant violations of civil liberties, and human rights abuses - especially in the “Global War on Terror.”
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