An American woman named Hoda Muthana who ran away to Syria to join ISIS in 2014 now wants back into the country following the collapse of the Islamic State.
In a new interview with NBC News, the ISIS bride begged for re-entry into the United States after disliking conditions at the Syrian Refugee camp she is currently living in.
In the interview, Hoda Muthana claimed that she “regrets every single thing” ISIS did and claimed her joining the terror organization was “an ideology that really was just a phase.”
She also tried to denounce ISIS killings, saying:
“I did not support the beheadings from (IS) from day one, until now I do not support any of their crimes and suicide attacks.”
Hoda Muthana, who helped make recruitment propaganda for ISIS, previously ordered American jihadists to “go on drive-bys, and spill all of their (Americans) blood.”
Muthana also praised an ISIS attack in Paris in 2015 that left 12 people dead at the Charlie Hebdo magazine offices.
The ISIS bride had said in another interview with CBS earlier this year that she has a “right” to return to our country despite renouncing her citizenship and essentially declaring war on the United States.
However, the United States has denied Hoda Muthana’s claim of citizenship. Despite being born in the U.S., Muthana’s mother was a Yemeni government official in the country at the time, meaning she did not receive citizenship at birth.
Muthana has already tried to sue the U.S. for re-entry. She told NBC,
“I am a citizen and I have papers to prove it. I am as American as a blond-haired blue-eyed girl and I would like to stay in my country and do American things.”
President Donald Trump has taken a personal stance against the re-entry of the ISIS bride, tweeting in February:
“I have instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and he fully agrees, not to allow Hoda Muthana back into the Country!”
The United States has repatriated other ISIS brides in the past.