The father of serial Isis bride Hoda Muthana is suing Donald Trump for banning his daughter from the United States.
Ahmed Ali Muthana’s lawsuit claims that his 24-year-old daughter was born in the US and should be allowed to return to America with her toddler son.
On Wednesday, US Secratary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Hoda Muthana was banned from returning to the US. Trump later tweeted that he advised Pompeo on that decision.
Hoda Muthana has been banned from returning to the US, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday (Picture: AP)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Hoda Muthana, who is now in a refugee camp in Syria along with others who fled the remnants of the Islamic State, has no legal claim to citizenship and will not be permitted to enter the country (Picture:AP)
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
Hoda Muthana is currently at a Syrian refugee camp in Raqqa with her 18-month-old son and her lawyer, Hassan Shibly, said that she expects to be charged with provided material support to terrorism if she is permitted to return, according to ABC News.
‘Ms Muthana has publicly acknowledged her actions and accepted full responsibility for those actions,’ Shibly wrote in a statement.
Police lose nearly all their evidence against men ‘who raped 31 children 1,000 times’‘In Ms Muthana’s words, she recognizes that she has ‘ruined’ her own life, but she does not want to ruin the life of her young child.’
Muthana’s lawyer’s statement contradicts her suggestion earlier this week, when suggested that her punishment should be therapy, if she were allowed to return.
According to Shibly and family, Hoda Muthana was born in Hackensack, New Jersey in 1994, but US officials have told her she does not qualify for citizenship because her father was a Yemeni diplomat at the time of her birth. According to the Immigration and Nationality Act, an person born in the US to a recognized foreign diplomatic officer is not subject to US law, and is not automatically considered a citizen.
Hoda Muthana, 24, will not be allowed to return to the U.S., according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, but her family’s lawyer says she is a citizent (Picture: Hassan Shibly/ Twitter)
Hassan Shibly, attorney for Hoda Muthana, the Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State group in Syria, speaks during a news conference Wednesday (Picture: AP)
Hoda Muthana is currently waiting her fate with her 18-month-old son at a Syrian refugee camp (Picture: New York Times)Although the lawsuit is aimed at the Trump administration, the previous Obama administration determination that Hoda Muthana was not a citizen and revoked her passport in 2016.
Waitress finds ‘I don’t tip fags’ written on receiptIf the US decision is reversed, and Muthana is allowed to reenter the country, she may be face prison time one of America’s most notorious detention centers – Guantanamo Bay, also known as ‘Gitmo.’
Although Obama sought to shut down the Cuba-based facility, Trump has been advocating for more detainees to be sent to the prison for years, despite the fact that he has sent no one to Guantanamo during his presidency.
The Trump administration has instead pushed for Isis fighters in Syria to return to their home countries in the Middle East and Europe. Muthana is said to be the only American out of 39,000 people at the al-Hol refugee camp in Syria, so Trump and the US has had little responsibility as far as reintegrating those refugees.
The Guantanamo Bay detention center would receive its first new prisoners in more than a decade under one option being considered as the U.S. withdraws its forces from Syria and works to resolve the fate of hundreds of captured suspected Islamic State fighters, officials say.(Picture:AP)‘Our preferred first option would certainly be repatriation and prosecution, keeping (foreign terrorist fighters) locked up in countries of origin when possible, where possible,’ a senior State Department official told ABC News.
‘But when countries aren’t willing to take responsibility for their own citizens that went and fought for the Islamic State, if they are high-value detainees, and members of ISIS leadership, then we’re going to make certain that they remain off the battlefield. One way of doing that might include sending them to Gitmo.’
How did Steve Irwin die and how old was he, as Google Doodle remembers the conservationistIt is believed that there are approximately 850 foreign fighters that are currently still in custody of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. Ten percent of those detainees are said to be ‘high value’ and, as the US withdraws its troops from the area, there are fears that the SDF may not be able to detain the high-value targets, which has spurred Republican lawmakers to call for them to be taken to Guantanamo, although Trump said that is not the US’s first option.
‘The United States is asking Britain, France, Germany and other European allies to take back over 800 ISIS fighters that we captured in Syria and put them on trial. The alternative is not a good one in that we will be forced to release them,’ Trump tweeted Saturday.
‘Time for others to step up and do the job that they are so capable of doing,’ he later tweeted.