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British Parliamentarian wants to strip Syria’s First Lady of UK Citizenship

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma cast their votes in the country's presidential elections at a polling station in Damascus June 3, 2014, in this handout released by Syria's national news agency SANA. Syrians voted on Tuesday in an election expected to deliver an overwhelming victory for al-Assad but which his opponents have dismissed as a charade in the midst of Syria's devastating civil war. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST ELECTIONS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - RTR3RZN8

The British Parliament has yet to condemn yesterday’s terrorist attack in Syria which has left at least 70 dead and over 100 badly injured. More than half of the dead are reportedly children.

Instead, a member of the UK Parliament wants to strip Syria’s first lady Asma al-Assad of the UK citizenship that some speculate she still holds. Asma al-Assad was born Asma Akhras to Syrian parents in London.

This sideshow discussion which won’t materially effect Britain nor Mrs. Assad, is a thoroughly distasteful symbolic measure. This is especially true as it comes at a time when the blood soaked terrorists which President Bashar al-Assad is fighting, continue to slaughter innocent civilians at every opportunity.

The proposals originate from a Conservative member of Parliament called Nadhim Zahawi. Zahawi has said,

“The time has come where we go after Assad in every which way, including people like Mrs Assad, who is very much part of the propaganda machine that is committing war crimes”.

It seems that some in the UK Parliament are upset with Asma al-Assad for pointing out inconvenient truths about Syria.

Her post refers to the fact that Ivanka Trump being saddened by photos of a chemical attack in Idlib Governorate was apparently a proximate cause leading to Donald Trump’s decision to attack Syria.

READ MORE:Decision to attack Syria influenced by Ivanka Trump

This is just another example of distorted realities producing distorted and downright bizarre policy proposals.

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