Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shut down the debate on the ‘ISIS bride’ trying to return to the United States.
Pompeo dismissed the “non-citizen terrorist,” whose father is suing the Trump administration to allow her to return to the U.S., telling Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” that her claim has no “legal basis.”
The 24-year-old jihadi bride, who was born in New Jersey and later moved to Alabama, renounced her citizenship and joined ISIS five years ago. Hoda Muthana claimed she was once brainwashed by ISIS propaganda and fled an ISIS-controlled village in Syria recently when Kurdish forces captured her. She remains in a refugee camp while begging for the U.S. to forgive her “ignorance” and let her return home.
The Constitutional Law Center for Muslims filed a lawsuit last week on behalf of the woman’s father, Ahmed Ali Muthana, against Pompeo and Attorney General William Barr, demanding her former citizenship be recognized.
Muslim group sues Trump admin, demands ‘ISIS bride’ be allowed to return to the U.S. https://t.co/QktpIDJFMG pic.twitter.com/fXnpPi5sZn
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) February 22, 2019
President Trump was understandably not sympathetic to the request considering her past attempts “to incite Americans to commit acts of violence on national holidays,” according to Fox News.
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
“Why is her case different? Why not allow her to come back in if she was born in the US and has a passport and face justice here?” Wallace asked Pompeo on Sunday.
“She’s a non-citizen terrorist. She has no legal basis for her claim of U.S. citizenship,” the Secretary of State stated.
“And she’s not coming back to the United States to create the risk that someday she’d return to the battlefield and continue to put at risk American people, American kids, American boys and girls that were sent to help defeat ISIS,” he said.
“She put them at risk. She’s not a U.S. citizen. She’s not coming back,” Pompeo added.
Wallace questioned the issue, citing the fact that Muthana was born in the U.S. and raising her father’s diplomatic status at the time she was born.
“There’s litigation ongoing,” Pompeo replied. “Here’s what I can tell you: We have a strong legal claim that she is not a legal citizen, and she’s not coming back.”
Pompeo’s strong words found plenty of support on Twitter.
I think – and hope – even all the Trump haters will finally for once and probably the only time agree with the Trump administration. She is not a citizen and keep her out. Finally the U.S. citizens can unite around something! Her family is fee to leave and join her !
— Tony Mercuri (@tmercs1) February 20, 2019
I agree with this and I’m NOT a Trump voter
— Tosh (@Tosha_losha) February 20, 2019
She made her choice, now live with it. DO NOT LET HER BACK I TO THE UNITED STATES.
— Joe Barwick (@joebarwick480) February 20, 2019
It wouldn’t surprise me if Rep. @Ilhan Omar “welcomed” this non-citizen (who left to join ISIS terrorists) back “home”. She’d fit right in in @IlhanMN‘s 5th Congressional district (highest rate of terrorist recruitment in the US.
— Mike Murray (@emmeffemm) February 21, 2019
She left for ISIS. Who guarantees she is not the next suicidal bomber, if she returns? This is scary! Agree! She shouldn’t return.
— Gina L Harmon (@GigiaLag) February 21, 2019
We already have enough people in this country that hate us and want to take us down …that includes many politicians!!
— MJ (@mare6177) February 20, 2019
Actions have consequences – something rarely acknowledged these days – #HodaMuthana
— Liz Peek (@lizpeek) February 21, 2019
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