State Department: Alabama ISIS bride banned from returning to America
Hoda Muthana, who left Hoover in 2014 to join ISIS in Syria, will not be allowed to return to the United States, despite begging to return to her family in Alabama with her son.
According to Fox News White House correspondent Kevin Corke, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters Wednesday afternoon that Muthana is not an American.
“Ms. [Muthana] is not a U.S. citizen and will not be admitted into the U.S. She does not have any legal basis, no valid passport, no right to a passport, nor any visa to travel to the U.S.,” Pompeo said.
Corke advised that Muthana is the daughter of Yemeni immigrants. While she attended high school in Alabama, the ISIS bride “is NOT an American.”
#HodaMuthana was not entitled to return because children born in the US to accredited foreign diplomatic officers do NOT acquire #citizenship under the 14th Amendment since they are not “born . . . subject to the jurisdiction of the US.” She was the daughter of a diplomat.
— Kevin Corke (@kevincorke) February 20, 2019
This came after Muthana took her pleas to return to America to ABC News, which broadcast an interview with her Tuesday night in primetime.
Muthana has previously advocated for brutal terror attacks against the U.S. homeland.
JUST IN: State Department says Jihadist Bride Hoda Muthana will not be allowed into the United States. Good. If you take up arms against America, you get what you deserve.
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) February 20, 2019
Update 3:07 p.m.:
President Donald Trump tweeted about Muthana, saying he instructed Pompeo to not allow her to return to the country.
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
Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn