ISIS Woman Seeking Return To U.S. Will Not Be Allowed Back, Says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
By Alex Pappas, Fox News // February 20, 2019
Pompeo: Hoda Muthana is not a U.S. citizen
ABOVE VIDEO: Alabama woman who joined ISIS years ago is now begging for officials to let her back into the U.S. Kurdish forces captured Hoda Muthana, 24, and she is now at a refugee camp.
(FOX NEWS) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that an Alabama woman who joined ISIS but now wants to return home with the 18-month-old son she had with her ISIS husband will not be admitted back into the United States, saying she is not a U.S. citizen.
“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.”
Muthana, 24, has pleaded with officials to let her back into the U.S. following her recent escape from ISIS and capture by Kurdish forces. She was born in 1994 in Hackensack, New Jersey.
It’s unclear the exact provision the State Department is using to deem Muthana not a citizen.
But it could be because Muthana’s father was a diplomat, something her legal representative, Hassan Shibly, acknowledged Wednesday.
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