US Won’t Take Back Alabama Woman Who Joined ISIS

The Daily Signal | 2/20/2019 | Staff
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday the United States would not allow an American-born woman who joined the Islamic State terrorist group back into the country.

In 2015, Hoda Muthana, then 19, gained national attention for leaving her family in Birmingham, Alabama, to join the Sunni Muslim extremist group.

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Now, the remorseful 24-year-old is seeking to return to the United States with her 18-month-old son. She escaped from the Islamic State, but was captured by Kurdish forces and is being held at a refugee camp in Syria.

“Ms. Hoda Muthana is not a U.S. citizen and will not be admitted into the United States,” Pompeo said in a statement. “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.”

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President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday, “I have instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and he fully agrees, not to allow Hoda Muthana back into the Country!”

I have instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and he fully agrees, not to allow Hoda Muthana back into the...
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