Canada disappointed of UK stripping Jack Letts of British citizenship
OTTAWA -- Canada is "disappointed" that Britain revoked the citizenship of accused ISIS fighter and dual British-Canadian citizen Jack Letts, according to a statement issued Monday by Canadian Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale's office.
The statement outlined that the Canadian government is aware of Letts' citizenship being revoked and that "Canada is disappointed that the United Kingdom has taken this unilateral action to off-load their responsibilities."
Letts, who was dubbed "Jihadi Jack" by British media, has been detained in a Kurdish prison for two years after he went to Syria at age 18 and crossed into territory held by the Islamic State in 2014.
"Terrorism knows no borders, so countries need to work together to keep each other safe," the statement read.
Letts was born in Britain. His mother Sally Lane is British, and his father John Letts is Canadian. His father was born and raised on a farm in Canada, but moved to Britain to do his Master's degree.