THE US government has said ISIS bride Hoda Muthana will not be allowed back after she urged fanatics to “spill American blood”.
This week Muthana, 24, begged authorities to let her return home to Alabama after she joined the terrorist group in 2014 and became one of its most vocal agitators.
Hoover High School 2012 Yearbook Hoda Muthana in her 2013 high school graduation photo. She became radicalised in the same year
Getty Images – Getty Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has now said she will not return to the US
But Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has now said she will not return to the US because she has no “legal basis” to claim American citizenship.
Pompeo said in a statement: “‘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.”
Muthana was 20 when she used her college tuition money to join ISIS in 2014.
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 StatesSecretary of State Mike Pompeo
Speaking to The Guardian, Muthana said she made a “big mistake” and the experience was “very mind-blowing”.
She has expressed regret for her actions, saying she was “very arrogant” and “brainwashed”.
Muthana said: “I would tell them (US officials) please forgive me for being so ignorant, and I was really young and ignorant and I was 19 when I decided to leave.
“I believe that America gives second chances. I want to return and I’ll never come back to the Middle East. America can take my passport and I wouldn’t mind.”
She became known for a series of blood-curdling Twitter posts endorsing the group.
After her first husband, an Australian jihadist, was killed in Kobani, she wrote on Twitter: “Americans wake up! Men and women altogether. You have much to do while you live under our greatest enemy, enough of your sleeping!
Hoda Muthana – TimelineMay 2013 – Graduates from Alabama Hoover High School. Becomes increasingly interested in Islamic religious practices
Autumn 2013 – Secretly creates a Twitter account with thousands of followers, meets a number of ISIS supporters
November 2014 – Tells her family she’s going to Atlanta on a school trip, instead flies to Turkey and crosses into ISIS-held territory in Syria
December 2014 – Marries 23-year-old Suhan Rahman, an Australian ISIS fighter also known as Abu Jihad al-Australi.
March 2015 – Rahman is killed in a Jordanian airstrike
2015 – Soon after marries her second husband, a Tunisian fighter. Together they have a son, Adam
January 2019 – Fled the village of Susa near Baghuz, slept in the desert with a group of ISIS exiles.
Was captured by Kurdish forces who brough to Syria refugee camp al-Hawl
February 2019 – Muthana says she was ‘brainwashed’ and begs forgiveness to return to the US
“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 has previously told how she met ISIS supporters on a secret Twitter account that led to her indoctrination back in 2013.
But now Muthana says her account was long ago taken over by other militants, and is now desperate to come home.
Muthana has been found living at Syrian refugee camp having lost her second husband in war, and is currently married to her third spouse, a Syrian.
For the past six weeks she has been the only American at al-Hawl Syrian camp with her 18-month-old son after they were captured by Kurdish forces.
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There are clear parallels between Muthana and jihadi Shamima Begum, who at 15 escaped from her home in East London to join ISIS.
Begum, who has just given birth to a baby boy, claims she “never did anything dangerous” and now wants to bring her baby back to the UK for better care.
She has been immediately stripped of her British citizenship after showing no remorse for her terror links.
2012 hoover high school yearbook Muthana encouraged Muslims to kill Americans during her time spent with the terror group
Sky News ISIS bride Shamima Begum also spoke out in the hope of returning to her home in Britain
American ISIS bride Hoda Muthana says she regrets joining terror group in new TV interview unlike Brit Shamima Begum
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