US Says Alabama Woman Who Joined Islamic State Can't Return

Diana Foley mom of James Foley at left and Hoda Muthana in a yearbook

Diana Foley mom of James Foley at left and Hoda Muthana in a yearbook

"I would tell them please forgive me for being so ignorant, and I was really young and ignorant, and I was 19 when I made a decision to leave", said Muthana, who has not been in contact with USA officials since her capture by Kurdish forces, according to The Guardian.

"I have instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and he fully agrees, not to allow Hoda Muthana back into the Country!" the president tweeted.

According to Pompeo Muthana does not have a USA passport or any legal basis to enter the US and that she will not be admitted into the United States.

"ISIS bride" Hoda Muthana has a New Jersey birth certificate and maybe even a United States passport - but that doesn't mean she's an American citizen, experts say.

In a handwritten letter released by Shibly, Muthana wrote that she made "a big mistake" by rejecting her family and friends in the United States to join ISIS.

Muthana family attorney Hassan Shibly responded in a statement to ABC News, "The Trump administration continues its attempts to wrongfully strip citizens of their citizenship". After reportedly leaving the US and joining ISIS in 2014, Muthana regularly posted openly anti-American sentiments on Twitter throughout 2015, encouraging her followers to commit acts of violence.

"Hoda is asking to be accountable to our laws and legal system and you are essentially giving a free pass", he said. "We continue to advise all USA citizens not to travel to Syria", as Fox News and other outlets reported on Wednesday.

Mr Trump has contemplated reopening the USA military base at Guantanamo Bay to take in new foreign inmates, while Britain on Wednesday revoked the citizenship of a female jihadist who wanted to return home with her newborn baby.

Muthana's status had been considered by lawyers from the departments of State and Justice since her case arose, according to one USA official who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Her father, according to the lawyer, was not a diplomat at the time.

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Fox News White House Correspondent Kevin Corke compiled an informative thread on Muthana and her background. The official would not elaborate but said Pompeo's statement was based on the lawyers' conclusions. She is now in a Syrian refugee camp with her 18-month-old son and has begged to be allowed home.

Muthana was born in the United States to parents from Yemen who became American citizens, according to the Counter Extremism Project at George Washington University.

She went on to write vivid calls over social media to kill Americans, glorifying the extremist group that for a time ruled vast swathes of Syria and Iraq.

However, Shibly is arguing that since the elder Muthana was no longer at diplomat at the time of Hoda's birth (and therefore within the jurisdiction of the U.S.), the ISIS bride was automatically a citizen protected under the 14th Amendment.

"If you are trying to make the case that others should take back their people, it stands to reason that you would do that, too", he said.

"During my years in Syria I would see and experience a way of life and the bad effects of war which changed me".

"To say that I regret my past words, any pain that I caused my family and any concerns I would cause my country would be hard for me to really express properly".

At the age of 19, a young woman from Hoover, Alabama traveled to Syria to join ISIS - the so-called "Islamic State".

Hoda Muthana, 24, left Alabama for Syria where she married three Isil jihadists and had a child. "I want to return and I'll never come back to the Middle East. America can take my passport and I wouldn't mind", said Muthana.

"I thought I was doing things correctly for the sake of God", she said, adding that she was "brainwashed once and my friends are still brainwashed".

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