ISIS Bride Denied U.S. Entry
The U.S. born woman from Yemen known as the “ISIS Bride” lost her bid to gain legal entry into the United States. She sought entry not as a citizen but as an individual who once lived in the U.S. as the child of Yemeni parents who were in the U.S. for diplomatic purposes.
Yemen is a Muslim state and a hotbed for ISIS terrorist activity. The USS Cole was attacked and sailors killed by a terrorist attack in a Yemeni port. The attack killed 17 U.S. sailors and injured 39 others on October 2000. Yemen is not necessarily a nation friendly to U.S. interests or those of its citizens.
Fast forward to 2019, and the ISIS Bride, who was born in New Jersey to diplomats from Yemen and raised in the U.S. sought admission into the U.S. after being spurned by ISIS in Syria. The woman, Hoda Muthana, 25, is not a citizen of the U.S. but held a U.S. passport based on her domestic birthplace in New Jersey.
Although raised in the U.S. and most recently living in Alabama, Muthana, in 2014 burned her U.S. passport and announced on social media that she was a member of the ISIS caliphate. She used social media channels to encourage others to join ISIS. She berated the U.S. for its roles in the Middle East.
While babies born in the U.S. are typically granted citizenship, those born to diplomatic officers face exceptions. The Obama administration initially ruled Muthana was not a citizen back in 2016.
“Americans wake up. … Go on drive-bys and spill all of their blood. … Veterans, patriots,” Muthana tweeted in 2015.
Muthana allegedly married an Australian-born ISIS terrorist who died in 2015. The then married a Tunisian-born ISIS terrorist, who also wound up dead. That tryst resulted in a young son being conceived and born into ISIS. She since married and divorced yet another ISIS terrorist. Apparently, marital change comes fast in the Middle East when you choose to lie with terrorists.
Left alone with a son for whom she cannot care, Muthana decided the United States and its many welfare-supportive programs are ideal for her. This is the same woman who, just a few short years ago, burned her U.S.-issued passport, traveled to the Middle East and married three ISIS terrorists. And used social media to denounce the U.S. and to help recruit other Americans to turn their backs on their country and travel to the Middle East to join ISIS.
While the U.S. is not at war with Syria, our military forces are at odds with ISIS terrorists, and deaths occur on both sides. Muthana chose her side when she left the United States and chose to comfort terrorists Islamo-fascists. Her choices left her essentially barefoot and alone with a young child.
Like any U.S.-hating liberal, she decided U.S. taxpayers are her best resource, and sought a return to the nation. She claims her parents’ prior diplomatic status guarantees her right to enter the U.S. legally as a U.S.-born citizen.
District of Columbia Judge Reggie Walton, though, disagreed. He recently ruled Muthana gave up any citizenship claims when she burned her passport and took up with ISIS. Her parents’ prior diplomatic status is not enough to grant her citizenship. That means she and her son will remain in a Syrian refugee camp.
The judge also ruled that Muthana’s father can not provide her or her son with any financial assistance. The judge said if the father did so he would be charged with ‘providing material support to terrorism.’