Updated: Feb 21, 2019 04:34 IST
Washington [US] Feb 21 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to not allow Hoda Muthana, an Alabama woman who left in November 2014 to join the Islamic State, to return to the US.
“I have instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and he fully agrees, not to allow Hoda Muthana back into the Country!,” Trump tweeted.
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
Muthana who left for Syria four years ago to join ISIS has been detained in the Kurdish refugee camp. In a series of interview, she made a public plea to come back and stand trial in America.
Earlier in the day, Pompeo said that Muthana is not an American citizen.
“Ms Hoda Muthana is not a U.S. citizen and will not be admitted into the United States. She does not have any legal basis, no valid U.S. passport, no right to a passport, nor any visa to travel to the United States,” CNN quoted Pompeo as saying.
However, Mutana’s family has claimed that she has a valid US passport and is a citizen of America.
Allegedly, Muthana had married three fighters in Syria. (ANI)