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Hoda Muthana moved away from home in Alabama at age 20, the difference between her story and a normal coming-of-age tale is that she moved to Syria and joined the Islamic State, and had a child with another terrorist according to reports. Now at 28, the mother wants to return to the United States with her child after joining an enemy that openly called for our nation’s destruction.

Muthana has reportedly said that she hopes to return to the U.S., serve prison time if necessary and “advocate against the extremists,” according to The Associated Press. She claimed to the AP that she was “brainwashed by online traffickers” into joining the terrorists.

Allegedly the terrorist, now pushing 30 with a pre-schooler in tow and her three terrorist husbands dead, regrets it all, except for her son.

“If I need to sit in prison, and do my time, I will do it… I won’t fight against it,” Muthana claimed according to The News Movement. “I’m hoping my government looks at me as someone young at the time and naive.”

This, however, has not been the case. Muthana, the daughter of a Yemeni diplomat was born in New Jersey and moved to Alabama with an orthodox Muslim family in 2014. She lied to her parents by telling them that she was going on a school trip and instead flew to Syria.

According to the Associated Press, “IS then ruled a self-declared Islamic caliphate stretching across roughly a third of both Syria and Iraq. In posts sent from her Twitter account in 2015, she called on Americans to join the group and carry out attacks in the U.S., suggesting drive-by shootings or vehicle rammings targeting gatherings for national holidays.”

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During an interview with Buzzfeed, she had even expressed more than mere support but outright enthusiasm for the ad hoc Islamic caliphate.

In a rare move, the Obama administration stripped away her birthright citizenship in 2016 on the grounds that her father was an accredited Yemeni diplomat at the time of her birth.

Former President Donald Trump concurred during his term in office that Muthana is no longer a citizen and directed the then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to bar her return to the U.S.


Trump said on Twitter at the time, “I have instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and he fully agrees, not to allow Hoda Muthana back into the Country!”

Pompeo said in a statement, “Ms. Hoda Muthana is not a U.S. citizen and will not be admitted into the United States,” he said. “She does not have any legal basis, no valid U.S. passport, no right to a passport nor any visa to travel to the United States.”

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