Denmark to Deny Citizenship to Children of Danish ISIS Terrorists

By Kimberly Hayek

The Danish government will refuse to allow children born overseas to Danish ISIS members to claim citizenship and a passport, broadcaster DR reported on March 28.

The government announced the new policy after reaching a deal with right-wing populist Danish People’s Party (DF) where it will be voted on and is expected to pass, ending the previous policy that allows children of Danish members of the terrorist group to claim citizenship, DR reported, according to Breitbart News.

Christian Langballe, a spokesman for the Danish People’s Party, backed the measure, saying: “They are born down there, they have never known Denmark, they have no connection with Denmark, and we must remember that it is the parents who have chosen to go down in the war zone to fight for the Islamic State.”

SIS terrorists waving flags
ISIS terrorists waving flags, travel in vehicles as they take part in a military parade along the streets of Syria’s northern Raqqa Province June 30, 2014. (Reuters)

Under the new policy, the Danish government will also be able to revoke citizenship of Danish ISIS terrorists that hold dual citizenship without going through the court system, DR reported, according to Breitbart News.

“We don’t want them back home,” Langballe said, citing security concerns. “We have seen returning Syrian warriors, for example, returning to France. Here, they committed this terrible terrorist attack on, among other things, the Bataclan venue and murdered 129 people.”

Foreign minister, Inger Støjberg, who is known for her hardline immigration polices, agreed with the measure, and said members of the terrorist group with citizenship in another country have no reason to return to Denmark.

“They are born of parents who have turned their backs on Denmark and therefore they should not belong to Denmark.”

Støjberg has also said that migrants should adjust to Danish society and that not enough of them contribute to the Scandinavian country’s society, Breitbart reported.

UK Strips ‘ISIS Brides’ of Citizenship

The policy comes after the UK recently revoked the British citizenship of two female members of ISIS, who are in Syrian camps with their young children, earlier this month, according to a report.

The two women, who between them have five boys under the age of eight, had their UK nationality revoked after marrying into an ISIS terror cell linked to the murder of Western hostages, The Sunday Times reported.

The UK recently stripped 19-year-old Shamima Begum, the London teenager who ran away from home with two other friends to join the ISIS terror group in 2015, of her British citizenship. Begum, now 19, said she was inspired to join the terrorist group after watching videos of beheadings online.

Begum wound up in a Syrian refugee camp after escaping the collapsing ISIS “caliphate” and has pleaded to be let back into the UK for the sake of her unborn child. Begum has claimed she was “just a housewife” during her 4 years in the terrorist camp and that the UK has no proof she is a threat to the country.

“They don’t have any evidence against me doing anything dangerous,” she said in an interview with Sky News on Feb. 17.

She sparked online controversy after seeming to endorse terror attacks on British soil and expressing no remorse for joining the murderous ISIS terrorists in interviews.

British authorities revoked Begum of her British citizenship in late February, over security concerns.

In an interview with Sky News reporter John Sparks on Feb. 17, Begum said people should have sympathy toward her for what she’s “been through,” while admitting “I was okay with beheadings.”

In other interviews, Begum said she has “no regrets” about joining ISIS and suggested that air strikes against the terror group in Syria somehow “justified” the Manchester Arena terror attack.

“It’s a two-way thing, really,” she told BBC, adding that the suicide bomber that killed 22 civilians at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester was a “kind of retaliation” for bombardments of ISIS-held enclaves, adding, “So I thought, ok, that is a fair justification.”

Begum had three children with her ISIS terrorist husband and all three have since died.

The Epoch Times reporter Tom Ozimek contributed to this report.