By PoliZette Staff | April 2, 2019
Hoda Muthana was born in New Jersey and spent years living in Alabama. She is the daughter of a Yemeni diplomat.
She spent four years as an ISIS bride and now, at age 24, is demanding re-entry to the United States — even though she is not a citizen, according to the U.S. government.
She joined ISIS at age 19 — and at one point in her enthusiasm tweeted, “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 drive-bys and spill all of their blood, or rent a big truck and drive all over them. Veterans, Patriot, Memorial etc Day parades … Go on drive-bys + spill all of their blood or rent a big truck [and] drive all over them. Kill them.”
But today, she’s one of many ISIS family members who have fled to the Syrian desert to escape “the incessant bombardment of U.S. air power,” as a Fox News piece outlined.
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“I just want to go back home,” Muthana told the outlet. “I want my son to see my family, I want him to be safe in Syria. It’s not safe here, no matter what my government tells me.”
She also said she never hated America.
But the U.S. has said she is not a citizen and has never been.
Back in February, President Donald Trump said he instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to “allow Hoda Muthana back into the country” because of her anti-American activities.
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
Muthana apparently sees things quite differently.
“Before I came, I’ve never done any crime and I’m sure I’m not going to be doing any crimes in the future,” she said, as Fox News reported, “and I know I’ve come to Syria and look like I am a supporter of the worst terror group in history.”
Yes, she does.
Her own family claims ISIS “brainwashed” her. She says the terror group took over her Twitter account.
Muthana joined ISIS after “telling her parents she was going to Atlanta as part of a field trip connected with her studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham,” as USA Today noted.
“Instead, she withdrew from college and used her tuition reimbursement to purchase a plane ticket to Turkey. She traveled from there to Syria.”
She said life was “all right” for her for awhile.
She married three different ISIS fighters — all of whom are now dead. She has a child who is 19 months old.
“But as the U.S.-led coalition began to tighten the noose, life became hard, food started to dry up. And when President Trump took office, he told the U.S. military to take the gloves off, at which point the airstrikes picked up and ISIS families were moved from one town to another. They eventually ended up in the town of Baghouz, where they made their last stand,” Fox News reported.
Her lawyers want her case sped up, saying she is in danger. Roughly a month ago, a judge denied that request.
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This piece originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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