A federal judge ruled today that a so-called "ISIS bride" Hoda Muthana is not a U.S. citizen and will not be allowed to return to the United States.
Muthana, a Muslim woman, told her family she was going on a field trip to Atlanta in 2014. Instead, she joined the Islamic extremist terrorist group ISIS in Syria. She reportedly married three different ISIS fighters, becoming a widower each time.
While part of ISIS, Muthana advocated for the murder of Americans.
In one tweet, she reportedly wrote: “Go on drive-bys and spill all of their blood, or rent a big truck and drive all over them. Veterans, Patriot, Memorial etc Day parades..go on drive by’s + spill all of their blood or rent a big truck n drive all over them. Kill them."
Muthana asked to be allowed to return to her family in the U.S. on the grounds she is a U.S. citizen and that she had diplomatic immunity for her crimes. She filed an appeal earlier this year when the U.S. government determined she had no right to return. She said she was willing to face trial in the U.S.
Although Muthana was born in the United States, the U.S. government determined she is not a citizen. That's because her father was a Yemeni diplomat posted to the United Nations in New York. Children of such diplomats are not entitled to birthright citizenship under the Fourteenth Amendment.
Muthana argued that she has received death threats from people who are still loyal to the Islamic extremist terrorist group ISIS, which she married into. She also says her child needs access to better medical care.
The Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America says it will continue to fight to bring Muthana back to the U.S.
"United States citizenship cannot be revoked by tweet or any other form of social media, and today’s ruling does not change that," stated the Center in response to the court decision.
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