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A worthless traitor in the media blames America for other worthless traitors in ISIS, and tells us to let them in.: Atlantic Popular Latest SectionsMagazine More Subscribe IDEAS Don't Strip ISIS Fighters of Citizenship Shamima Begum and Hoda Muthana are products of their own societies-they can't just be disowned EB 25, 201 Graeme Wood wri t The Atlan MORE BY GRAEME WOOD Will John Bolton Bring on rmageddon-Or Stave It Off? GRAEME WOOD The Two Amy Klobuchars GRAEME WOOD The Vatican and the Gulf Have a Common Enemy GRAEME WOOD Jamal Khashoggi?s rder Remains a Renu Begum, the sister of Shamima Begum, holds a photo of her sister. (REUTERS) ery GRAEME WOOD In October 1959, Lee Harvey Oswald presented himself to the U.S. consul in Moscow and attempted, without success, to rid himself of his U.S. citizenship. The Warren Commission Report describes his frustration: First he told the consul, Richard E. Snyder, that he wanted to give up his citizenship. The consul refused to accept his declaration, so Oswald picked up a pen and put it in writing. To remove doubt, he added that he intended to defect to the Soviet Union and pass along secrets he had learned during his service as a U.S marine. Denied again, he wrote to the consul days later, protesting the deprivation of his "legal right" to stop being American. To him, being American was a disease, and his government was withholding the cure har Tweet Email Two women, Shamima Begum of the United Kingdom and Hoda Muthana of the U.S., recently discovered that the cure is worse than the disease. Both had traveled to join the Islamic State (Begum at 15 and Muthana at 2o), and upon arrival urged others to follow them or to kill random people at home. A common ritual among travelers to Islamic State territory is a bonfire of passports, symbolizing the shedding of their former nationality. Muthana appears to have burned hers, and both women left little doubt that they intended, like Oswald, to leave their countries and betray them to an enemy state. Kurdish forces are now holding them captive, and they both want to go home. On Tuesday, the U.K. informed Begum that it had revoked her citizenship. The next day, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Muthana, too, is someone else's problem. He declared that she was never a citizen to begin with because she was born in the United States while her father was here as a Yemeni diplomat, and children born to diplomats cannot claim birthright American citizenship. (Muthana's family claims that the father had left diplomatic service when she was born, and that they gave the Obama administration proof of that when first confronted with this argument in 2016.) The upshot for both women, now marooned in the Syrian desert, is that they are alone and have very grim futures. How easy should it be to give up your citizenship? In the era of Oswald, it could be difficult-like joining aspirants until they kneel in the snow for a few days outside the monastery or consulate's doors. Now a U.S. citizen can stop being American with a single visit to a consulate. (Most renounce not for ideological reasons but to avoid the complications of living as an American expatriate, subject to dual taxation and bureaucratic requirements far more onerous than for expatriates of almost any other country.) an especially se lective monastic order that turns away But to argue that these women have given up their citizenship through informal means-by tweeting ghoulishly, burning a passport, or joining a terrorist group is still a novelty and, according to an emerging consensus, a bad idea. Most terrorism experts seem to agree that stripping the citizenship of ISIS fighters is either imprudent or illegal or both A worthless traitor in the media blames America for other worthless traitors in ISIS, and tells us to let them in.

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An interesting (slightly misleading) headline: te s, PM told ale of damage no-deal conomy, security and default overshadows may have had in our the EU. We must put rule no-deal out bbed off" until March We have given the f the doubt twice." The She must rule out no- unequivocally or it will t ministers are consider ip fund" for a no-deal s protections for parts of Marked success The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in Morocco yesterday. She was given a henna tattoo on a visit to a schoo geographically vulnera- in the Atlas mountains. Samira Ouaadi, 17, who painted the flowers, sald they would bring luck for the couple's baby. Page7 ortages and the sourcing food for schools, prisons y lefties make a better fist of fighting ul ouncil, heaped further rs May by making clear ers would not meet to ap- Tom Whipple Science Editor deal until she had already with an idea known as the "fighting Past attempts to explore the linlk hypothesis". Evolutionary theory between left-handedness and fighting have found that more boxers are left which as well as being an inconven- handed than in the population at large ajority, meaning Left-handed people have to negotiate a would suggest that being left-hand te in parliament will take worl nounced the new time status. including Mr Tusk andIn fact the unorthodox fighting style that adv rld designed for righties, where But on the plus side, they can be of a lefty might explain why the trait ex- time t formal appro val from the every pair of scissors and secateurs is an ience is associated with mental illness, but not that they should be eliminat confers some other advantage ed -unless it also more sophisticated rankingsystem that awkward reminder of their minority took account of the strength of their The fighting hypothesis posits that opponents, the paper in the journal antage is in fights. If most of the BioRxiv not only showed that fighters le only face right-handed were disproportionately left-handed- is- proportionately well. According to Mr ardson, this showed that the mar It is something that fighters have tial spirit of the world's lefties could also instinctively understood, from south- be their raison d'etre. "The reason we an lew to Egypt for talks with pretty handy in a fight. kel, the German chancellor ists at all and has not been weeded out opponents, that means that left but also that the out any breakthroug uestion of how to limit the of the human population, according to hande op at the joint summit with scientists at Manchester University rs May said that negotia- of 9,800 boxers and mixed martial arts ea lresume in Brussels tomor- fighters found that left-handers p legally binding changes to seemed to have a small but consistent winner Manny Pacquiao h and so win more fights. paws such as the multiple world title- tised on the basis of being left-handed. e. have left-handed people may be that it to the Roman provided our ancestors with an advan - tage in fighting" he said. awal agreement to prevent advantage. Thomas Richardson, from gladiators who were specifically adve Ready to the research team, said that this fitted IN THE NEWS Isis teenager's regret Venezuela blocks aid |Bank fails on pay gap Shamima Begum, the teenager The Maduro regime in who joined Isis in Syria, has aid she regrets talking to the military intervention after media, believing that she has troops blocked humanitarian pledge by its governor to raise Runway distracti arges ting the case of Heathrow's new runway 41-year-old more accidents because of Venezuela may face outsideBank of England has widened s in the past year despite a ter Manchester drivers being distracted by uburb. Page 5 Highways England. Page 6 en made an example of by aid in violent stand-offs at thet the British government. Page 13 country's borders. Page 32 he number of women in the most senior roles. Page 39 aircraft landing, according An interesting (slightly misleading) headline

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So I made a Shamima Begum version of Bitch Lasagna: I don't like you Shamima Very personal cunt And I must go all out Just this once Britain or Isis whichever wil it be Sit the fuck down Shamima I'm here to spill the real beans You're trying to get back into Britain little bitch But you're lsis bride you lose So for you it ain't a cynch When we're through with you we're gonna be completely fucking done Cause we've only just begun We all loathe vou Scumbag By bitch gone So come on Shamima No remorse for those who have died Here let us ban the bitch isis bride Bitch Isis bride Bitch Isis bride Shamima ain't nothin but a bitch isis bride Bitch Isis bride Bitch Isis bride Look at Shamima doesn't care about her momma Bitch Isis bride Bitch Isis bride Shamima ain't nothin but a bitch Isis bride Bitch Isis bride Bitch Isis bride Shamima banned from Britain now she gonna cry So why do you see heads And it don't even phase you The fact that we have human rights really does amaze you oof You were treated as an equal when part of our nation but Syria only wants to use you for fornication oops I'm not a threat what the fuck is that even supposed to mean You have no issue with a bombing or an execution scene Allahu, Allahu, Allahu, Akbar Now never come to Britain and let's throw a fucking party with no Bitch Isis bride Bitch Isis bride Look at Shamima doesn't care about her momma Bitch Isis bride Bitch Isis bride Shamima ain't nothin but a bitch isis bride Bitch Isis bride Bitch Isis bride Shamima banned from Britain now she gonna cry Bitch Isis bride Bitch Isis bride Shamima ain't nothin but a bitch Isis bride You say you're willing to change your views and rehabilitate But you have no regrets so why on earth should we accomadate LIAR! So I made a Shamima Begum version of Bitch Lasagna
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