The French Online-Newspaper "Le Figaro", which is the second-largest national newspaper in France and considered center-wing, has launched an online survey asking its readers:
"Do you approve the denaturalization of binationals?"
Here is how more than 50.000 People voted:
There is almost unequivocal approval for declaring the loss of citizenship for binationals involved in terror. However there are strict requirements for the denaturalization of nationals. This measure has been applied 8 times since the year 2000 against terror suspects and may be justified in extreme cases.
But, this is a matter of law and should not fall prey to popular vote. It is highly unusual and a populist move to ask an instigated public: "Should we declare binationals non-citizens?". This supports the climate of hatred and general suspicion against binationals and corners a huge part of the French population.
It is wrong to fight for your values while compromising them at the same time. The French Constitution is clear in its Article 1. According to its Constitution, the Republic of France "shall ensure the equality of all citizens before the law, without distinction of origin, race or religion. It shall respect all beliefs."
If these are the values, President Holland has declared to fight for abroad, why give them up at home?