Casualties mount in citizenship row
IT MUST be disconcerting for the electorate that only months after Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s leadership came under threat from disgruntled MPs, there are further disagreements within the Coalition caucus.
This time it’s from certain Cabinet ministers over plans to strip citizenship from not just dual nationals but also from those holding sole Australian citizenship who are involved in terrorist activities ( C-M, Jun 1).
Coalition disharmony is on again.
Eric Palm, Gympie
IT IS impossible to comprehend why anyone would want to keep in Australia those who support terrorists in Syria and other countries in the region, and who demand a worldwide Caliphate and the death of all who do not provide 100 per cent support for it.
Through the media we have seen and heard how these terrorists murder in the most terrible manner all who do not support them and their way of life.
They indiscriminately torture, hack off body parts and kill men, women and children.
So it is incredible that we have some Australians who are in sympathy with those among us who deliberately leave us to go and join these terrorists.
Surely anyone who supports these terrorists should lose their Australian citizenship and those who remain here should be sent to an isolation cell in a top-security jail for the rest of their lives.
Geoff Cass, Tewantin
WHERE is the compassion for the suffering Australian-born children of Khaled Sharrouf and Tara Nettleton ( C-M, May 29) who took them to the Syrian war zone and exposed them to horrendous evil?
They need rehabilitation not abandonment.
Frederika E. Steen, Chapel Hill