An US-based Islamic State bride hoping to return to her home in Alabama had her request denied by the US Secretary of State and President Donald Trump.
Hoda Muthana, 24, claimed she fled home to join the terrorist group ISIS under their manipulation back in 2014. She had been radicalized and was a ruthless propagandist for IS and voiced the treacherous views of extremist young Muslims on social media.
As her time as IS propagandist, she tweeted stuff like– “Go on drive-bys and spill all of their blood, or rent a big truck and drive all over them. Veterans, Patriot, Memorial etc Day parades. Kill them”.
Ms. Hoda believes that she was young and misled and is ready to undergo therapy if given a pass into the country.
“I interpreted everything very wrong,” she said.
She states that she’s among 200 such women like herself who have been “brainwashed“ by IS members about thins that she realizes now are ”wrong“.
Ms. Hoda has an 18-month old son, and it was only after giving birth to her son she felt a new “instinct” that made her unable to tolerate the violence and bloodshed.
“We would see dead bodies in public, limbs splattered on the floor … when (my son) was born I wanted to leave because I had a new motherhood instinct that I didn’t have before,” she said.
Ms. Muthana explained that her situation was so despicable that she resorted to plucking grass and frying it to feed her son. All this was too much for her to endure and decided to quit from the IS.
Amidst all this uproar, President has denied the Secretary of state, Mike Pompeo to allow Ms. Hoda’s return.
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 is not a US citizen and will not be admitted into the The United States,” Mike Pompeo said in a statement on Wednesday.
“She does not have any legal basis, no valid US passport, no right to a passport, nor any visa to travel to the United States,” Mr. Pompeo said. “We continue to strongly advise all US citizens not to travel to Syria.”
Despite the firm stance, our jurisdiction is still figuring out what to do with people of Ms. Hoda’s stature seeking refuge after being a voracious activist against US interests on behalf of IS. Should she be let in? Voice your opinions in the comments below!