Danish party wants women who marry IS members to lose passports

Danish party wants women who marry IS members to lose passports

Danish party wants women who marry IS members to lose passportsDanish party Socialdemokraterne has said that women who marry fighters from Islamic State (IS) should lose their passport and residency.

Recent reports have shown that a growing number of women from the Scandinavian country are marrying IS fighters and heading to Syria to join their self-proclaimed caliphate.

And Socialdemokraterne spokeswoman Trine Bramsen described the situation as “sad and terrible”, adding that the time has come for the government to act and stop the women travelling.

She went on to say that they will do everything they can to stop men and women being lured in by such “unacceptable extremist beliefs” and show their contempt for the organisations they are joining.

Bramsen was speaking after current affairs TV show DR2 Now revealed last Wednesday that 15 Danish women had headed to the Middle East to join up with IS. In the past few months alone two women, 21 and 18, both born and brought up in Copenhagen, have travelled to Syria to wed IS fighters.

Bramsen said that the proposal her party is putting forward would see everyone getting a warning but that should they ignore that warning they would lose their Danish residency status. She added that both supporting a terrorist movement and marrying someone who is part of one were “unacceptable”.