Lieberman: Revoke Citizenship of Terrorists

Tuesday, 04 May 2010 02:23 PM

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Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., told Fox News Tuesday that Congress should consider creating a process to strip “American citizens who choose to become affiliated with foreign terrorists” of their citizenship and, therefore, their Miranda rights.

He was speaking in reference to the suspect in the attempted bombing of Times Square, who has been identified as a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Pakistan.

“Some of us have started to talk about it here, which is that there is an existing law — which hasn’t been much used — that says if an American citizen is shown to be fighting in a military force that is an enemy of the United States, then that person loses their citizenship and they no longer have the rights of citizenship,” Lieberman told Fox News. “That’s an old law that was adopted during a very different time of conflict.

“I think it’s time for us to look at whether we want to amend that law to apply it to American citizens who choose to become affiliated with foreign terrorist organizations, whether they should not also be deprived automatically of their citizenship, and therefore be deprived of rights that come with that citizenship when they are apprehended and charged with a terrorist act.”



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