Alabama woman joined ISIS, Trump administration banning her from coming back
WASHINGTON (SBG) - At 19-years-old, Hoda Muthana left Hoover, Alabama to join ISIS in Syria where she married an ISIS fighter and had a son.
Four years later, Muthana says she made a mistake. She is currently living in a Syrian refugee camp wither her 18-month-old son and want to come home.
But the U.S does not want her to come back.
“I have instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and he fully agrees, not to allow Hoda Muthana back in the Country!” President Trump tweeted Wednesday.
The Department of State said the Muthana is “not a U.S citizen and will not be admitted into the United States.” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo added in statement Wednesday that Muthana has “no valid U.S. passport, no right to a passport, nor any visa to travel to the United States.”
“She’s a threat to the US. She joined an enemy entity called the Islamic state which is responsible for the deaths of thousands of human beings,” said former White House aide, Sebastian Gorka.
But Muthana’s lawyer says she is an American citizen and was born in New Jersey and wants her due process in the United States. Muthana has previously called for the killings of Americans on Twitter.
“She was in fact born in the United States. Her father was not a diplomat at the time she was born. She is an American citizen and the great thing about America is we have a legal system,” said Hassan Shilby, an attorney for Hoda Muthana’s family. “We believe in our legal system and Hoda is willing to pay the debt she owes to society, including facing jail time for the mistakes she's made after she was brainwashed by ISIS."
According to the non-partisan think-tank, New America, seven Americans who traveled to Syria to join ISIS have returned to the U.S. and have been taken into custody. Two of them were former ISIS brides.