Isis probably knew that it would lose the fight for Raqqa and Mosul in Iraq when they started sending women to carry out their jihadist missions due to the lack of available males.
Now that the Caliphate is all but destroyed, with most of their fighters dead or captured, there remains a massive amount of women and children who have been imprisoned or who have fled to refugee camps to avoid being hanged for their crimes.
Many lucky ISIS widows have been able to hide in refugee camps or have hired smugglers to help them escape capture. One such story is told below:The woman’s secret flight from the caliphate took place more than six months ago, aided by a smuggler who helped her sneak across the Syrian-Turkish border one spring night. But in spirit, this red-haired exile from the Islamic State never truly left.By the term “never truly left”, they mean that many of the brides still believe in raising their sons to one day be able to fight for the caliphate:
Over sips of mint tea, she spoke admiringly of her militant husband and the comrades she met in the Islamic State’s all-female brigade. Calling herself Zarah – she declined to give her family name because she had traveled to Syria in secret – she vowed that her children would someday reclaim the Islamist paradise she believes was stolen from her family.
“We will bring up strong sons and daughters and tell them about the life in the caliphate,” she said, fingering her teacup through black gloves. “Even if we hadn’t been able to keep it, our children will one day get it back.”
So the question remains, should the US allow the ISIS brides to return to US soil or should they be stripped of their citizenship?
This brings up the recent issue of Hoda Muthana.
According to NBC
An American-born ISIS bride told NBC News on Friday that she anticipates “no problem” in returning to the U.S. despite the Trump administration’s insistence that she won’t be allowed into the country. She is now staying in a refugee camp with her 18-month-old son after fleeing the remnants of the caliphate.
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to refuse her entry. Pompeo told NBC’s “Today” on Thursday that Muthana is not a citizen and will not be admitted to the country.
So if Trump said to refuse her entry, that seemed as though it would be the end of the story, right?
However, NBC News maintains that Hoda Muthana is, indeed, a U.S. citizen and is fighting to return.
Muthana, who was born in New Jersey and lived in Alabama, and her family are now suing the Trump administration in an effort to allow her to return.
“I know in fact that I was a citizen. When I tried filing for a passport it was very easy. It came in 10 days. So, I thought I didn’t have a problem, and I’m sure there is no problem and I know my lawyer hopefully is working on it and he will win the case.”
That is A LOT of confidence for someone who is opposing Trump, who should never be underestimated.
Check out what why they are saying she is NOT a citizen:
The Trump administration says Hoda Muthana isn’t a US citizen b/c her father was a diplomat when she was born
— Ellie Hall (@ellievhall) 20 февраля 2019 г.
So if the diplomatic status of Muthana’s dad ended one month before her birth, I’d say there’s a great chance that Trump is correct that she is NOT a US citizen.
But let’s say that she was. Does that mean she should KEEP her citizenship? She didn’t even deny her culpability in the bloodshed in Iraq but simply stated the following:
Is that supposed to be comforting?
Oh, sure, come on back and we’ll just pay to jail you for the next few decades.
I say just revoke her citizenship (if she even has it) and while we’re at it, let’s get rid of birthright citizenship once and for all.
A critic of birthright citizenship, Trump has said:
We’re the only country in the world where a person comes in, has a baby and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States for 85 years with all of those benefits. It’s ridiculous. It’s ridiculous. And it has to end.
Here’s to hoping that Trump will refuel his attempts to end birthright citizenship and that Muthana will never, ever be able to return to US soil.
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