ISIS bride from Alabama begs to return home five years after leaving to join ISIS terrorist group
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The ISIS bride who wants to come home to the US has claimed she would be a model citizen if she was allowed to return, insisting she ‘didn’t hate America’.
Hoda Muthana, 24, left Hoover, Alabama in 2014, in order to join ISIS in Syria, where she would later call on Twitter for US Muslims to ‘spill all of the blood’ by launching terror attacks during Memorial Day events.
Now, having lost two of her three jihadi fighter husbands and living in a squalid refugee camp, she claims ISIS took over her social media account and that with therapy she could become a model citizen as she begs to return home.
‘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 told Fox News, ‘I know I’ve come to Syria and look like I am a supporter of the worst terror group in history.’
‘I didn’t hate America. I didn’t hate anything. I just thought it was obligatory – when I started practicing I was very scared of the concept of hellfire. The Koran told me to go.’
The 24-year-old claims she was radicalized online after joining social media once given a smart phone at the age of 18.
Despite her desire to return to the US with her one-year-old son, the Trump administration has declared that Muthana is not an American citizen and has barred her from coming home.
Ahmed Ali Muthana, Muthana’s father, filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to affirm that his daughter has US nationality and to let her return along with her toddler, whose father was a Tunisian jihadist killed in battle.
And earlier this month, Judge Reggie Walton sided with the government and denied a request for expedited consideration of Muthana’s case.
Walton said there was no proof there would be ‘irreparable harm’ if her case is handled in a normal – rather than an expedited – fashion.
The brewing legal battle hinges on a murky timeline of bureaucratic paperwork in 1994 when Muthana was born and her father left a position at Yemen’s mission to the United Nations.
The US Constitution grants citizenship to everyone born in the country — with the exception of children of diplomats, as they are not under US jurisdiction.
In the lawsuit, Ahmed Ali Muthana said he was asked by Yemen to surrender his diplomatic identity card on June 2, 1994 as the Arab country descended into one of its civil wars.
Hoda Muthana was born in New Jersey on October 28 of that year and the family later settled in Hoover, Alabama, a prosperous suburb of Birmingham.
The State Department initially questioned Hoda Muthana’s right to citizenship when her father sought a passport for her as a child because US records showed he had been a diplomat until February 1995, the lawsuit said.
But it said the State Department accepted a letter from the US mission to the United Nations that affirmed that he had ended his position before his daughter’s birth and granted her a passport.
Muthana went to Syria in 2014 when IS was carrying out a grisly campaign of beheadings and mass rape and turned to social media to praise the killings of Westerners.
During her time as a jihadi bride in ISIS’s then-capital Raqqa in Syria, she would use social media to spread hatred against non-Muslims and call for terror attacks in the US.
In a 2015 tweet she wrote: ‘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 by’s + spill all
of their blood or rent a big truck n drive all over them. Kill them.’ [sic]
She said she had become increasingly disenchanted with the lifestyle over the last few weeks as they ran out of food.
The bloodshed was more severe in person, she said, than she could have ever imagined and becoming a mother made her more sensitive to it.
Source: Daily Mail