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Clarke: Pledging Allegiance To Islamic State Should Lead To Treason Charges, Imprisonment In Gitmo

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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) argued that anyone who pledges allegiance to ISIS “forfeits their citizenship” and should be charged with treason in a military tribunal in addition to being held in Guantanamo Bay on Monday’s “Varney & Co.” on the Fox Business Network.

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“This has everything to do with Islam as a political ideology. I don’t understand why he [Philadelphia’s mayor] and some of his fellow lefties, including the president of the United States and the attorney general continue to live in denial about the fact that war has been declared, and now that has reached the homeland, not just law enforcement officers, but American citizens as well. We saw it in San Bernardino. We saw it in Boston with the Boston Marathon. We saw it in Garland, Texas, and it continues. And this president, Barack is either unwilling or incapable of doing his most solemn responsibility, and that is to protect the American people.”

Clarke added, “one of the things that I propose is that the president take bold and aggressive action under Article I, Section IX, Clause II, and any United States citizen that declares allegiance to a foreign threat to this declared war on the United States, forfeits their citizenship. They should be charged with treason. they should be moved to Gitmo, because I don’t want these individuals in American jails and prisons continuing that radicalization. And they should be charged under a military tribunal, they should not have access to American courts. Now, I realize that there’s going to be some legal issues. Let the lawyers haggle that out. The president of the united states is not doing enough to protect the American people. And like I said, anytime someone declares allegiance to a foreign government, all bets are off.”

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