Proposal to revoke Dutch citizenship for convicts of terrorisme

A proposal bill has been submitted to parliament to also make a conviction for terrorist activities under article Art. 134a Criminal Code a ground for revoking the Dutch citizenship.

Noteworthy in this regard is that the Netherlands is currently dealing with youths who are traveling to Syria to take part in the civil war there. The fear exists among some in the government that these youths will someday return to the Netherlands and might commit themselves to terrorisme on Dutch soil.