The Trump administration has made it clear Wednesday that the U.S government will not allow an Alabama resident who traveled to Syria to marry an ISIS fighter to return to the United States.
President Trump tweeted about the development Wednesday afternoon.
I have instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and he fully agrees, not to allow Hoda Muthana back into the Country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2019
Hoda Muthana had traveled to the ISIS caliphate in Syria in 2014, issuing calls for Muslims to attack Americans around that time. After several of her jihadist husbands were successively killed in battle against ISIS’s enemies, she’s taken up residence in a Kurdish-run refugee camp in northern Syria.
There had been some confusion about Muthana’s citizenship status. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a statement clarifying that Muthana was not a U.S citizen, and thus lacks rights to travel to the United States.
Muthana was born in the United States, the daughter of a Yemeni diplomat. As her father was a foreign dignitary, she is thus ineligible for birthright U.S citizenship.
Muthana has an 18-month old son, of whom a deceased ISIS fighter is the father. She claims she regrets her decision to affiliate herself with the terrorist organization and has learned her lesson. However, her penitent explanation comes at a convenient time, as ISIS’s physical presence in Syria has been all-but destroyed by military operations conducted by American-sponsored Kurdish forces and the Syrian government.
The jihadi bride had been active and prominent as an online propagandist for the group, expressing no uncertainty in her calls for ISIS supporters to murder and terrorize American patriots. One tweet from 2015 read:
“Americans wake up! Men and women altogether. You have much to do while you live under our greatest enemy, enough of your sleeping! Go on drivebys, and spill all of their blood, or rent a big truck and drive all over them. Veterans, Patriots, Memorial, etc day … Kill them.”
It’s doubtful that nearly any Americans opposed to the bloodthirsty tyranny of the Islamic State are anxious for this ISIS bride to return to their country as if nothing had happened.
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