The New Daily has confirmed with official sources that Zehra Duman, 25, has been officially notified in recent days that the Morrison government has cancelled her citizenship, leaving her two ISIS children stateless.
The New Daily (h/t CJB) The Federal Government was able to strip her of her citizenship as she was a dual citizen of Australia and Turkey. She has two surviving children aged one and three. But the case could trigger a High Court challenge to the constitutional validity of Australia’s legal right to summarily cancel the citizenship of the Melbourne-born woman.
This week, a woman believed to be Ms Duman told Australian Associated Press that she was prepared to be left behind in Syria, if Australia will rescue her children. ‘Forget me, I just want my kids to see my family, to see hospitals, medication, psychologists, have a normal childhood,’ she said. (Should’ve thought of that before you left. Now they can become junior jihadis in training)
‘You know what my son says when [my daughter] is sleeping, look Mummy [she’s] dead. This is messed up, he’s three years old, how can he know what death is?’ (As an ISIS kid, he sees death all around him)
The teenager shocked family and friends when she fled Australia in 2014 to join the Islamic State and married a Melbourne ‘playboy’ ISIS fighter Mahmoud Abdullatif. She is accused of being an active recruiter of ISIS brides.
Ms Duman was a close friend of Tara Nettleton, the wife of Australia’s most notorious Music terrorist Khaled Sharrouf. She is accused of being an active recruiter of jihadi brides who once taunted authorities on social media to “catch me if you can.” (And now they have, too bad. You reap what you sow, bitch)
Kamalle Dabboussy, the father of another ISIS bride, Mariam fighting to return, said Ms Duman was highly distressed by the decision. “Zehra spoke to my daughter about it. She was most upset for her children more than herself,” he told The New Daily.
“There’s no way she can get to Turkey. Basically those children are now stateless. “The decision was made without any ability for her to defend herself. There’s no natural justice applied.” (Awww, you’re breaking my heart. Not)
Since 2015, Australia has cancelled the citizenship of 12 citizens for participating in terrorism under a top secret process, including two women.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned at the time that he had little sympathy for the mother. “They have placed their children in this horrendous position,” Mr Morrison said. “They have to take responsibility for those decisions to join up with terrorists who are fighting Australia.