Ludwig Whitby wrote:It's actually very easy. If you're a foreigner and commit a crime, you get deported.
But it's just not
that easy. Mainly because a lot of terrorists seem to be born in the West. Immediately as one starts to look at the idea of deportation in practice, and think about it as a solution to this very complicated issue, all kinds of problems appear. It's a bit like ending poverty in Africa or something -- "Well, let's just send them food". And here we are, sending food 50+ years later. Sure, we're "doing" something, but not really solving the problem.
Ludwig Whitby wrote:What if the terrorists are not foreign? The Paris attackers were born in France. Where do you deport people born in France? Their parents' country? What if one parent is from one country, and the other from another country?
-They leave the country to join a war abroad.
-Don't let them in ever again.[/quote]
How do you mean, "they leave"? We deport them and call it that? Okay, fine, but where? Which country's peaceful citizens do we screw over by sending them our own citizens when they become mortally violent?
Ludwig Whitby wrote:Otherwise, treat them like any other citizen and imprison them if they commit a crime.
This is something I can certainly agree with. I guess we all agree that this is the minimum. Coming up with further action is more difficult.
Ludwig Whitby wrote:If the kids have citizenship, don't deport them. Put them up for adoption and indoctrinate them to be good Europeans. Do the same as if their parents were put in jail for life for example. (Is it illegal to imprison people if they have small children?)
Sure, this is a solution. Is it going to come back and bite us, though?
Ludwig Whitby wrote:No. A crime needs to be commited.
I agree, and to an extent I think planning a violent deed should be criminal. We'd have to trust the justice system to be fair and appropriate, though, which is always the weak link.