A U.S.-born woman who joined ISIS says she now regrets it. She has appealed to come home after discovering life in a refugee camp in Syria with her son is tough.
Hoda Muthana, 25, became known as the "ISIS Bride" when she turned her back on her country and called for Jihadists in America. She is not being allowed to return by the government who has argued that she is not an American citizen.
During an interview with NBC News that was published Saturday, Muthana said she "regrets every single thing" done by ISIS. This is after she embraced the extremist ideology while living in Alabama with her family.
"Anyone that believes in God believes that everyone deserves a second chance, no matter how harmful their sins were," Muthana said.
Muthana left suburban Birmingham, Alabama in 2014 and moved to Syria. While there she used social media to provoke a violent attack on the United States. While there she married three different fights with all three of them dying in combat.
According to the Counter Extremism Project Muthana was actively taking part in ISIS propaganda. She also pleased jihadists in America to "go on drive-bys, and spill all of their blood".
More on the story from Daily Mail:
President Donald Trump tweeted on February 20 that she would be refused entry into the U.S.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called her a terrorist.
She said she is willing to face the US justice system if she is allowed to return.
She said she wants to provide a better life for her son.
'I'm scared of my son being here.
'We can't afford bottled water, so we have to drink the tank water and... it causes stomach aches.
'I want my son to be around my family, I want to go to school, I want to have a job and I want to have my own car.'
Before she fled, she was part of a network of young Muslims who used Twitter to soak up extremist ideas. She said they were brainwashed and interpreted what they were told by predatory ISIS members.
Here is President Trump's tweet forbidding Muthana from re-entering the United States:
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
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What do you think? Should the ISIS bride be allowed back in our country?