Where Have I Read About Stuff Like This Before?

Egyptians who marry Israelis can be stripped of their citizenship, according to a Cairo court. Oh, and the Mischlinger offspring of such unions can’t serve in the military.  They might be “disloyal to Egypt and the Arab world.” Quite.

The Cape Times puts the whole thing a little more bluntly: “Egypt to clamp down on Arab, Jew marriages.”


2 Responses to “Where Have I Read About Stuff Like This Before?”

  1. 1 Tololy
    June 6, 2010 at 11:59 am

    I read about this in the news a day or two ago and I was upset by it. Citizens should not be stripped of their nationality based solely on their choice of partners. If indeed Egyptian citizens married to Israelis are proven to be disloyal to Egypt (and the definition of loyalty and disloyalty is not given, but I understand it to be in terms of loyalty to the Palestinian cause – which, ironically, Egypt itself might be argued to have turned its back on officially by signing a peace treaty with the same state that occupies Palestinian land) then the state has the right to take actions against them, but to strip them of their nationality is taking it a bit too far.

  2. 2 Marissa
    June 6, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Last I checked, Egypt had signed a peace treaty with Israel, like 30 years ago.

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