Denmark refuses to grant citizenship to Daesh children

Denmark has announced that the children of Daesh elements will not be able to retain the Danish nationality with their parents, according to the agreement held between the Danish People's Party and the government according to what the British Telegraph newspaper stated.

Immigration and Integration Minister Inger Stojberg said in a statement, "Contrary to the current rules, the children who will be born in areas where the entry and residency are illegal will not automatically be granted the Danish citizenship."

The Minister Inger Stojberg stressed, "Their families have turned their backs on Denmark, and there is no reason why children should become Danish citizens."

She continued, "The children born to people of Danish nationality routinely acquire Danish citizenship, but now it is over for the children of the terrorists as the children have no longer been Danish citizens, and that applies to the Danish people's children who joined the terrorist gangs and had children abroad."

It has not been clear yet when the parliament would discuss the law, but the minister said it would be a formality.

Inger Stojberg told the local news agency Ritsau, "I regret to imagine that there are parties in the Folketing (Parliamentary) that do not want to protect Denmark."

Denmark has prosecuted 13 people for joining or attempting to join a terrorist organization.

Nine of them were stripped of their Danish citizenship, and deported after a court order. Because others are exclusively Danish, it is not possible to deprive them of the citizenship and rendered them stateless.

The new agreement also provides that the withdrawal of Danish nationality, for the holders of both nationalities, can now be carried out under a simple administrative order.

UNICEF warned that the country may have risked "punishing the children for the sins of their parents," adding that the rule could violate the International Convention of the Child's Rights.

The Danish government believes that about 40 terrorists with links to Denmark are still existed in Syria, and about 10 of them have been arrested by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).


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