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US-born ISIS bride says she ‘deserves’ a ‘second chance’ after Trump admin rejects allowing her back


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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.

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:

Tom Tillison


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