Father of ISIS Bride Suing Trump to Let Daughter Back into United States
Islamic State terrorist Hoda Muthana's dad files lawsuit after Trump denied her entry
The father of a woman, who fled Alabama and ran away to join ISIS in Syria, has filed a lawsuit against Trump and the US Government in a bid to force their hand and allow his daughter back into the United States.
Ahmed Ali Muthana is suing the Trump Administration via Attorneys from the Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America on behalf of his daughter Hoda Muthana.
"ISIS bride" Hoda Muthana is now begging to be let back into the US after leaving years ago to join ISIS and vowing to "spill the blood of Americans."
Her father's lawyers are arguing that Hoda and her 18-month-old son should be allowed to return to America, and her citizenship – which the U.S. government disputes – should be recognized.
According to Fox News, the suit also seeks a judgment that Muthana's father is “entitled to send his daughter money to ensure the survival of his daughter and grandson, and enable them safe passage home, without subjecting himself to criminal liability” under U.S. law.
Muthana currently is living at a refugee camp in northeast Syria and she "is willing to pay whatever debts she has to society” – even if it means serving a lengthy prison sentence, her family's lawyer told Fox News on Thursday.
In 2015, Muthana allegedly operated a Twitter account that, on at least one occasion, tried to incite Americans to commit acts of violence on national holidays.
Pompeo though has said Muthana is not an American citizen and Trump has vowed not to let her back into the country.
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
“In Ms. Muthana’s words, she recognizes that she has ‘ruined’ her own life, but she does not want to ruin the life of her young child,” the attorneys who filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia told AL.com in a statement.
“Citizenship is a core right under the Constitution, and once recognized should not be able to be unilaterally revoked by tweet—no matter how egregious the intervening conduct may be."
The lawyer for Muthana's family says she was born in the U.S. a month after her father left his position as a diplomat.
But Zuhdi Jasser, the Founder and President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy -- a group that describes itself as a “Muslim-led organization working on the front lines for reform at all levels of the Muslim community” -- told Fox News yesterday the government shouldn’t even bother with Muthana.
“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,” he said on "America’s Newsroom."