United States refuses to allow return of woman who joined ISIS

Shamima Begum interviewed by Sky News

Shamima Begum being interviewed by Sky News in northern Syria on Feb. 17 2019

President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo say she's never been a USA citizen and won't be returning.

"If it is determined that the bearer was not entitled to the issued passport, the passport may be revoked and/or a renewal application denied", they said. "Kill them", Muthana tweeted.

"Her lawyer Hassan Shilby refuted the government claims, saying Ms Muthana "is a USA citizen" She has a valid passport". Her baby also has potential claims on British citizenship.

Palladino would not speak to the specific case, but said that in cases involving "American citizens or potential American citizens or alleged American citizens", U.S. policy "would be to repatriate them, and it's what we call on all countries to do who have (foreign terrorist) fighters in Syria too".

But three months later, Muthana reportedly announced his death on Twitter alongside an image of him lying on the ground covered in blood.

Muthana's lawyer said, "We can not get to a point where we simply strip citizenship from those who break the law". In a 2015 tweet, she urged Americans to carry out domestic terror attacks.

"Her child, that's the saddest part of the story", he said.

'She became, not only a terrorist, she became an enemy of our country and if she did believe in the citizenship oath...she abandoned it and actually violated it and became an enemy combatant, ' the group's founder and president Zuhdi Jasser said.

"We could be hours away from taking away the last square inch of [Daesh]-controlled territory in Syria, now liberated millions of people in Iraq and Syria", Pompeo said during an interview on Fox Business Network.

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Her family's lawyer had clashed with Madeley earlier in the show after the lawyer compared Begum to a First World War veteran. Hoda Muthana was captured as she fled ISIS-controlled territory, according to an exclusive interview in The Guardian .

Pompeo's statement did not explain why the State Department did not consider Muthana a USA citizen. "She forfeited the privileges of citizenship when she provided aid to radical extremists seeking to kill Americans", Palmer said in an emailed statement to AL.com. "I want to return and I'll never come back to the Middle East. America can take my passport and I wouldn't mind", said Muthana.

But the lawyer, Hassan Shibly, told AFP that her father had ended his diplomatic service "months" before Muthana was born and that she was in fact a United States citizen. She ought not return to this country, ' he said.

"She does not have any legal basis, no valid USA passport, no right to a passport, nor any visa to travel to the United States", he said.

Shibly explained that after Hoda Muthana's birth, the family moved to NY, then Washington, D.C., and settled in Alabama when she was in seventh grade.

US -backed forces in Syria are preparing for a final surge into the last town held by ISIS.

She reportedly surrendered to Kurdish forces and is in a Kurdish-run refugee camp in northern Syria.

This undated image provided by attorney Hassan Shibly shows Hoda Muthana, an Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State after becoming radicalized online.

'There are now over 800 terrorists that are being held, foreign terrorist fighters that are being held, in Syria today. Children born in the United States to accredited diplomats, under the 14th Amendment, do not acquire citizenship since they are not "born. subject to the jurisdiction of the United States", according to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Once described as shy and reserved by a high school classmate, Muthana was fiercely outspoken in her support for jihad after joining ISIS. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall.

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