An American ISIS Militant Wife Who Left For Syria Now Wants To Come Back Home
Hoda Muthana the wife of ISIS militant who left for Syria in a surreptitious way now wants to come back home. Reportedly, she was 20 years old student in Alabama, when she duped her parents into thinking that she was going on the college trip and instead bought a plane ticket to Turkey.
After she was smuggled in Caliphate, Hoda Muthana, posted a photograph on Twitter holding her American passport. "Bonfire soon," she promised.
Now it's been four years she had been married to 3 Islamic state fighters, she had once cheered on social media and said, "she is deeply sorry and wants to return home to the United States".
However, she surrendered last month to the coalition forces fighting ISIS and now spends her days as a detainee in a refugee camp in northeastern Syria. She was joined by another woman, Kimberly Gwen Polman, who possess dual citizenship of the United States and Canadian.
Both women, interviewed by The New York Times at the camp, said they were trying to figure out how to have their passports reissued, and how to win the sympathy of the two nations they scorned.
"I don't have words for how much regret I have," said Ms Polman.
whereas Hoda Muthana said, "Once I look back on it, I can't stress how much of a crazy idea it was," she said. "I can't believe it. I ruined my life. I ruined my future."
USA President Trump also took Twitter to criticize allies including Britain, Germany, France "The alternative is not a good one in that we will be forced to release them," he warned.
Certainly, a small number of Americans as few as 59, according to data tracked by the George Washington University Program on Extremism are known to have traveled to Syria to join ISIS. Nearly all the American men captured in battle have been repatriated, but it is unclear why some of the American women and their children - at least 13 known to The Times - have not been.