State Department Says 24-Year-Old ISIS Wife Is NOT a U.S. Citizen
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the 24-year-old woman who joined the Islamic State (ISIS), traveled to Syria and now wants to return, will not be admitted into the United States.
“Ms. Hoda Muthana is not a U.S. citizen and will not be admitted into the United States,” Secretary Pompeo. “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.”
“We continue to strongly advise all U.S. citizens not to travel to Syria.”
Hoda Muthana told a much different story to ABC News.
In her first television interview, she claimed to have been born in New Jersey, moved to New York and Washington, D.C., before settling with her family in Alabama as a seventh-grader.
She claimed to have been radicalized after signing up on Twitter around the age of 17, and admitted to spreading ISIS propaganda online. Worse still, she called for attacks on Americans.
On Memorial Day weekend, she wrote:
“Americans wake up. … Go on drive-bys and spill all of their blood. … Veterans, patriots.”
While refusing to provide ABC News details behind her trip — including who funded it — Hoda Muthana said she traveled to Turkey and then through the Syrian border.
In Syria, she married an Islamic State (ISIS) fighter of Australian nationality. When the caliphate was destroyed, she claims it was essentially a free-for-all.
She was captured by Kurdish allied forces and is now one of 1,500 foreign women and children living in a Kurdish-run refugee camp in northern Syria.
When asked what punishment she should receive if allowed back in the U.S., Muthana suggested “therapy.”
sensen22 / February 20, 2019
Therapy and a welfare check.
Jonathan Miller / February 21, 2019
I recommend lead injection therapy, and just cut her head off just like in the Caliphate…
Nanky52 / February 20, 2019
You gave up your citizenship when you called for the destruction of the US and US citizens. You gave up your citizenship when you fled to Turkey, Syria and married an ISIS soldier…in fact, you married 3. ISIS is a known terror group that is an enemy to the US…accept that your choice has consequences and with something this grievous and treasonous to this country, there is no do over. It will be a difficult lesson to have to live with for the rest of your life, estranged from your family and a country that is dedicated to liberty for all. I feel sorry for your child, because it is no longer about you, but what happens to your son. Will you raise him to hate America, his grandparents? Foolish, foolish girl if you apology is sincere and not ISIS planted.
Darth / February 20, 2019
She never was a US citizen. SHe left out the part that she was born in the US to a foreign (Yemeni) diplomat. Children of foreign diplomats born in the US are not US citizens because the US has no jurisdiction over them.
Kate / February 20, 2019
This woman doesn’t deserve to come back here, she is now a proven liar plus she has already proved she “hates” our country and we do not need anymore haters and cheaters.