The runaway bride who pledged allegiance to the enemy of the free world now says that joining the terrorist group ISIS was a “big mistake.”
Hoda Muthana chose America’s bloodthirsty enemy against us, and now, while the media want us to feel pity for her as a young mother, she has to face the consequences of her grave decision.
Muthana’s lawyer claims that she was brainwashed by the “criminal masterminds” of ISIS, which is why she snuck away to Syria, married three times to ISIS fighters, had a son with one, and became a prominent online propagandist for the terrorist group.
Muthana’s actions prior to her capture by Kurdish forces, however, raise serious questions about the sincerity of her newfound contrition.
Soon after her first husband, Suhan Rahman, was killed in the town of Kobanî, she angrily 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! Go on drive-bys, and spill all of their blood, or rent a big truck and drive all over them. Veterans, Patriots, Memorial, etc day … Kill them.”
She’s singing a very different tune since her capture, pleading with U.S. officials to “please forgive me for being so ignorant,” and saying, “I was really young and ignorant and I was 19 when I decided to leave.”
President Donald Trump isn’t buying her sob story, declaring in a recent tweet that “I have instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and he fully agrees, not to allow Hoda Muthana back into the Country!”
In response, Muthana’s father has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration, arguing that “the U.S. government has an obligation to assist in the return of its citizens from areas of armed conflict.”
Pompeo, though, vehemently denied that Muthana is a citizen during a press conference affirming his support for the President’s decision.
“Ms. Hoda Muthana is not a U.S. citizen and will not be admitted into the United States,” Pompeo insisted. “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.”
The question of Muthana’s citizenship hinges on a technicality related to her father’s status as a Yemeni diplomat at the time of her birth in New Jersey, but the Trump administration isn’t the first to determine that she lacks U.S. citizenship. In January 2016, Obama administration officials reached the same conclusion and revoked her passport.
Muthana may want to come back to the United States, but the feeling isn’t mutual. Despite her claims of victimhood, Trump’s refusal to admit her back into the country hasn’t elicited any howls of protest from Democrat lawmakers—a true rarity in the “#resist” era.
Even Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who is usually quite outspoken when it comes to “Islamophobia” issues, has remained silent.
Muthana was clearly hoping to elicit sympathy by portraying herself as an apologetic victim, but youthful indiscretions don’t count as a defense when you take up arms or tweets against America in alliance with our worst enemies. President Trump is right to deny entry to the United States by an avowed ISIS sympathizer.
Steven Rogers is a retired U.S. Navy intelligence officer and a former member of the FBI National Joint Terrorism Task Force.
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