France’s Hollande drops plan to revoke citizenship of terrorists
French President Francois Hollande announced yesterday that he abandoned his plan for a constitutional change that included a measure to strip the citizenship of French-born terrorists.
He first proposed the reform after the November terror attacks in Paris that killed 130 people and wounded more than 350 others, but France’s Senate and National Assembly were not able to agree on the text.
Hollande said yesterday that he was trying to unite the country and show that it would respond in the face of terrorism.
The proposal met opposition from those who feared it would unfairly target Muslims. Some compared it to the revocation of citizenship of French Jews during World War II.
The country’s justice minister resigned in January after objecting to Hollande’s plan.
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