However, the solicitor and for Christian democrat politician Ergün Top says that he doesn’t believe this to be a good idea. Speaking on VRT Radio 1, Mr Top said that “Youngsters won’t be deterred by the threat of administrative sanctions”.
Moreover, scrapping Antwerp jihadi from the civil register would have little effect on their rights the welfare payments. “Apart from the payments from the Social Services Council, they would still be entitled to other benefits such as sick pay and the dole.” Most of the Flemish jihadi are Belgian nationals and will remain so whatever.
Little would change for those that are foreign nationals. They wouldn’t even lose their legal right to remain in Belgium.