Now that the Islamic State party is effectively over, a U.S. born ISIS bride is ready to come home after servicing at least three radicalized Muslim fighters since 2014.
Hoda Muthana was showcased by NBC News in a piece that speaks of the hard life she must endure in a Syrian refugee camp with her toddler son — ABC and CBS have also featured Muthana.
After embracing the extremist ideology while living in Alabama, Muthana, 25, joined ISIS in 2014, but now claims to reject those beliefs. Muthana said she “regrets every single thing” and “deserves” a second chance.
“Anyone that believes in God believes that everyone deserves a second chance, no matter how harmful their sins were,” Muthana told NBC at the Al-Roj refugee camp in northeast Syria, where she lives with her two-year-old son Adam.
(The use of the term “God” over “Allah” being instructive to the end goal.)
Among her sins was to urge Muslim jihadists in America to “go on drive-bys, and spill all of their blood.”
The al-Roj camp is home to about 500 ISIS brides who traveled to Syria to bed terrorist fighters, and their jihadist offspring. The amenities are “basic,” according to NBC News, but include a school and a hospital provided by the United Nations.
President Trump said back in February that he would not allow Muthana to return to the United States.
“I have instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and he fully agrees, not to allow Hoda Muthana back into the Country!” the president tweeted.
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
Pompeo did not mince words when commenting on the ISIS bride.
“Ms. Hoda Muthana is not a U.S. citizen and will not be admitted into the United States,” he told NBC News. “She’s a terrorist.”
NBC News reported that there is some controversy over her status as a U.S. citizen, because she was the daughter of a diplomat serving for the Yemeni government at the time she was in the country and children of diplomats based in the U.S. are excluded from the right to citizenship by birthright.
The rest of her family, who were permitted to remain in the U.S. due to the civil war in Yemen, are now naturalized citizens. The father, Ahmed Ali Muthana, is suing the government to have his daughter and grandson readmitted.
Social media users are a little more skeptical over the prospects of Muthana being allowed to come back.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
I believe in God and do NOT want you allowed back here. That goes for any that have renounced their citizenship, especiallyto go abroad and fight for and support our enemy as they attack and kill us.
— Lovable Little Fuzzball [прискорбный] (@s_m_o_g_g_y) November 10, 2019
If you let this terrorist return, you make a case for all terrorists to return citing her exception. No.
— Jen Robertson (@jenrobertson2o2) November 10, 2019
She committed treason and if she comes back should be tried for treason against the United States of America
— Danny Keaton (@keatond86) November 10, 2019
Two different things. Christian forgiveness and faith & hope for a better life. And then there is treason against a government. That is a different path that has to be traveled for a second chance. Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s
— Lolly (@Lolly1102) November 10, 2019
But does SHE believe in God? Catering to the beliefs of ISIS negate that. Making others who believe in 2nd chances or feel guilt put all Americans at risk because of her alignment with the devil.
— Mary (@marysuccess_) November 10, 2019
Sure, she can have a second chance. In Iraq, Saudi-Arabia, Qatar, Syria, UAE, etc. But not here, in the west!
— Jorrit Kuiper (@JorritKuiper) November 10, 2019
Did she give the victims of ISIS this same courtesy?
— Paul (@newsjunkie000) November 10, 2019
She isn’t dead and is therefore getting her second chance right there where she chose to be.
— William Griffin (@CramRenraff) November 10, 2019
You reap what you sow.
— Martin (@martinmrmar) November 10, 2019
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