American Who Ran Off To Recruit For ISIS Now Wants U.S. To Save Her

Hoda Muthana ran away to join ISIS four years ago, but now she wants the United States to help bring her home.

Hoover, AL – A 24-year-old woman, who ran away from her Alabama home four years ago to become an ISIS bride, wants to come home now.

Hoda Muthana told ABC News that she became radicalized by a group of ISIS supporters on Twitter in response to overly strict Muslim parents who wouldn’t let her have a more Americanized life.

Muthana joined the terrorist organization and began spreading hate online and calling for attacks on American citizens.

"Americans wake up. ... Go on drive-bys and spill all of their blood. ... Veterans, patriots,” she tweeted on Memorial Day weekend before she left University of Alabama – Birmingham to join ISIS.

Muthana said that when ISIS announced the caliphate, she and other members of the online community she’d joined "interpreted ourselves that it was obligatory upon us to go," ABC News reported.

She said she didn’t think of the consequences before she began her trip to Syria.

“I don’t know, I thought I was doing things correctly for the sake of God,” Muthana told the Guardian. “And when I came here and saw everything with my own eyes I realized I’ve made a big mistake.”

Muthana told ABC News she was put into a house with 200 other people and told the only way she could leave was to marry an ISIS fighter.

She said she was given a list of people and told to choose a husband.

Her first husband was an Australian ISIS fighter and he was killed three months after they got married, according to ABC News.

Her second husband was Tunisian, and he was killed a year later. In between, she gave birth to their little boy. The child is now 18 months old.

"Everyone blames the struggles of the things that go on in a war zone that it's a test from God basically," Muthana told ABC News.

She said she was ashamed of her anti-American tweets when they became public.

"I was still at the peak of being brainwashed I guess and I had people all around me that were just widowed so we were very angry ... because we were all just young girls married for the first time - most of us it was our first relationships - and then he just suddenly died," Muthana said. "I can't even believe I thought of that."

She said that when she became pregnant, two years after she arrived in the Middle East, she started to worry about her baby’s future, and she asked about getting out.

Muthana said that “everyone was starving” and there was no food available to buy.

She said she knew it was time to go when the only thing she had to feed her baby was grass from the yard that she fried.

Muthana said her husband and friends were shocked about her change of heart, ABC News reported.

“The more I gained knowledge, I knew that it wasn't correct. ... We were just at the beginning of seeking knowledge once we did come to ISIS so we had just young people not knowing much about their religion, thinking they knew everything really, and we interpreted everything very wrong," she said.

Muthana’s father told ABC News that he had no clue his daughter had been sucked into ISIS via social media until after she was gone.

He said he knew she’d become more religious and was proud of her for that.

“I never thought in my life that it would happen to us, to me, to my family, but it happened," her father said. "It could happen to any other family."

Muthana told ABC News she doesn’t know where her third husband is.

She surrendered to Kurdish authorities and became one of 1,500 women and children in Syrian refugee camps.

Once there, Muthana reached out to her family and said she wanted to come home.

She said she has not yet heard from U.S. consulate officials about her request.

Muthana is believed to be the only American in the refugee camp, ABC News reported.

Her family’s attorney described the young mother as “brainwashed” and feeling “tremendous remorse.”

"This is a young, vulnerable woman who was brainwashed and manipulated by monsters who took advantage of her," Hassan Shibly told ABC News. "Hoda is absolutely disgusted by the person she became while under the spell."

Shibly said Muthana’s family was “extremely traumatized” when she ran away and had been in touch with the authorities.

“For them this is worse than losing the life of a child, to have them join such a horrible, horrible gang of violent extremists,” the attorney said. “Nothing can describe the pain they are facing.”

Comments (19)
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Bilger11
Bilger11

Hang her for treason and move on.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Her child should be welcome to come to the US and live with family, and can apply for citizenship using the legal pathways.... the traitor can live in a refugee camp for the next few decades for all I care.

She made her choices willingly, now she can live with the consequences of her actions

JBo
JBo

She gave aid and comfort to terrorists and called for and supported death to innocent Americans. Now she wants Americans to save her because it was an "Oops, my bad"?

Nope. She picked her path. Enjoy.

186
186

She renounced her American Citizenship by joining ISIS. Now she wants to be forgiven, have the Americans she hated and fought against support her, pay for her therapy and anything else she needs. Sorry Muthana, your home is no longer here

5150
5150

Let the bitch rot.

OMolly
OMolly

She made her choices as an adult; it's time to live with the consequences.

Martinijack
Martinijack

Sure, you can come home! On your own..........just like when you left. We’re not coming to get you. Your “brainwashed” story is BS! Karma’s a bitch.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Why do I have a feeling the next time we see her some ISIS fighter will be holding just her head by the hair.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

enjoy your swim Hoda Muthana. Now who would have thought that this wasn't a good idea?....apparently almost everyone except for Hoda.

new2lv2
new2lv2

GITMO still up and running? That's the only U.S. soil she should be allowed back to.

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

Bring her back!!!!!

So we can hang the traitor bitch! I hope they abuse her over there for years before they cut her head off! Rotten pos!

As for her parents... if you would have done your job and taught her about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and what The United States of America stands for, she would not have grown up so f’ed up! And did you watch to see what she was doing on the internet? Face it... you did a terrible job as parents. Hope you are proud of the job you did and the daughter you raised.

AbbieRN
AbbieRN

I understand that CAIR is now lobbying on her behalf. No surprise there. It has been said that she was born in the US, but her father was a diplomat until a few weeks before her birth. Some are saying that due to the diplomat status of her father, she does not fall under the umbrella of the 14th Amendment. In my opinion, she does not deserve to receive protection in the US. Reference article:

Nan2be
Nan2be

We're all accountable for our decisions. Even the ones we make in our youth. Learning comes hard for many. She has lost her citizenship once she signed on with our enemy. Make the right decisions from now on & hold yourself accountable to God alone.

NickyJ
NickyJ

Tough shit. Don’t let that trader back.

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Sorry bitch, I’ve served 2 tours to the Middle East. Away from my family and friends and I say the hell with Dumb people like you who directly supported these fuckers by being their morale whores. Personally I believe there is no significance between fighting, providing weapons or food to these terrorists or marrying these fuckers, and basically you all can die. We’ve lost too many Americans fighting for the cause, so your life which you chose to use it to support ISIS, isn’t worth the fuel or anyone else’s life to save your sorry ass. You got there on your own, you can get back on your own. And if or when you make it back, you will be prosecuted and treated as a terrorist yourself. Tough luck, we are not as forgiving as you thought Allah was/

CaliforniaPatriot
CaliforniaPatriot

I think she just needs to learn to love the fine villages, death, sand, starvation, and goats that are so much a part of the ISIS lifestyle! You made your choice, you have to live with your choice! Good luck to you celebrating your life choices! If you survive I’m sure your future will be quite bright with your quite visible judgement and obvious intelligence! Kumbaya!

pixiepup
pixiepup

No she made her choice and wanted people killed here. She needs to stay in Middle East.

MajScallywag
MajScallywag

No do-overs snowflake. You made your bed, continue to lie in it. You chose to be a terrorist’s whore; multiple times!! You don’t even deserve our prison, go back to your tent in the desert.

Mic911
Mic911

Tough shit snowflake ! Your decision was made now deal with it, you and that traitor bitch Fonda can rot in hell as far as I am concerned 🤬