The European Union is on the verge of imploding, with mass casualty terror attacks regularly crippling activities in some of the continent's most important cities. Revelations that the Tunisian man in his 20s who plowed through dozens of Christmas Market revelers in Berlin had been given a deportation order which was not followed through has led to criticism being leveled at German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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Dutch firebrand politician Geert Wilders went as far as accusing Ms. Merkel of having blood on her hands due to the open invitation which she gave to more than a million refugees to enter the Eurozone without any sort of vetting.
Since potential terrorists often lack proper identifying documentation which makes it difficult for their home countries to taken them back, legislation is in the process of being drafted which will force immigration authorities to keep these men in internment camps until they can be deported.
Although morality teaches us that the Holocaust perpetrated by Adolph Hitler's forces was the worst atrocity in human history, the law tells us that it was carried out almost legally. Since the Jews had been stripped of German citizenship and were given a relocation order during wartime, they were in essence non-citizens of the Reich who had disobeyed a military order; an executable offense which meant that if Hitler had simply shot the Jews as he found them, it would have been difficult to prosecute him even if the Nazis had lost the war.
Under current US law, citizens can be legally interned in camps (Korematsu v. United States) and they can thereafter receive a sentence of death through individual secret military tribunals (Ex Parte Quirin) right before they're thrown into a gas chamber. Since Hitler issued one mass execution order for non-citizens, his crime was not winning the war. If Hitler had won the war, executing large groups of non-citizens with a single order would have been lawful, especially during times of war.
Although it does not appear imminent that the European Union is slated to bring back the death penalty, the war situation against the Islamic State appears to be changing the expectations of the masses. Europeans are no longer willing to put up with dozens of people being mowed down by men who don't belong on the continent, and the breakup of the Eurozone appears certain to speed up the internment of suspected terror suspects who are dual citizens or non-citizens of the Union.
At this stage in history, our best bet may be hoping that the internment camps which are slated to be built will be run humanely.