The United States will not admit a woman who left her home in Alabama to join the terror group ISIS. as President Trump tweeted out, "I have instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and he fully agrees, not to allow Hoda Muthana back into the Country!"
Muthana, 24, left Alabama four years ago to join ISIS. While studying Business at the University of Alabama, she told her family, she had a field trip to Atlanta where she boarded a plane to Turkey. From Turkey, she ended up in Syria and within a month of being in Syria, she was married.
Buzz Feed did an extraordinary interview with Hoda, about her lying to her parents, her first marriage to a mujahid, fighter, and her family's reaction to Hoda leaving her family for ISIS.
Muthana, who used her social media to urge attacks on Americans; Writing, “Americans wake up! Men and women altogether. You have much to do while you live under our greatest enemy, enough of your sleeping!" In another tweet, she demanded, “Go on drivebys, and spill all of their blood, or rent a big truck and drive all over them. Veterans, Patriots, Memorial, etc day… Kill them.”
Muthana now wants to re-enter the United States as a citizen. In an interview, she believes that with psychological training she can re-trained and be a useful member of American society. Claiming she has been traumatized by her experience, and she no longer feels the way she felt when she was "brainwashed" by a secret Twitter Network. She is hoping that America comes to get her because she was young and ignorant.
The US State department lays claim that "Ms. Hoda Muthana is not a U.S. citizen and will not be admitted into the United States. 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." However lawyer for the Muthana family, Hassan Shibly, insisted Muthana was born in the United States and had a valid passport before she joined the Islamic State in 2014. He says she has renounced the terrorist group and wants to come home to protect her 18-month-old son regardless of the legal consequences.
Law and Crime a Dan Abrams Production agrees with Shibly. Stating on the Law and Crime website, "This matters here because Muthana is seeking to return to the United States. If she’s a citizen, she simply cannot be barred from re-entering the country. If it’s determined that she broke any U.S. laws–which seems fairly likely–then she should and will, of course, be prosecuted for breaking those laws. But if she’s a citizen, the government can’t simply declare that she’s not allowed in. That’s not how America works"
The Senate Bill 361 ads a different perspective to situation facing Muthana, citing, Under current law the State Dept. can revoke the U.S. nationality of Americans who formally renounce their citizenship, become citizens of or pledge allegiance to foreign nations, engage in hostilities against the U.S., or are convicted of treason. This legislation would expand that list to include the following actions as grounds for the loss of U.S. citizenship:
-Taking an oath or making a declaration of allegiance to a foreign terrorist organization after attaining the age of 18;
-Entering, or serving in, a foreign terrorist organization;
-Becoming a member of, or providing training or material assistance to, a foreign terrorist organization;
-Accepting, serving in, or performing the duties of any office, post, or employment under the government of a foreign state or political subdivision, or a foreign terrorist group if the person knowingly declares allegiance to that government or group.
What are your thoughts. Should she be allowed into the US for the possibility of facing charges of treason? Or should America be more compassionate and forgive her for her actions?
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