‘I made a big mistake’: American ISIS bride who called for terror attacks at Memorial Day parades and has married three jihadi fighters begs the US to let her go back to Alabama
- Hoda Muthana, 24, left Hoover, Alabama in 2014, in order to join ISIS in Syria
- Married thrice and called for US Muslims to launch terror attacks on social media
- She recently fled ISIS’s ‘final front line’ and is now in a refugee camp in Syria
- She is begging to be allowed to return to the US, saying she ‘made a big mistake’
An American jihadi bride living in a refugee camp after fleeing ISIS’s last stand in Syria is begging the US to allow her to return home.
Hoda Muthana, 24, left Hoover, Alabama in 2014, in order to join ISIS in Syria, where she would later call for US Muslims to ‘spill all of the blood’ by launching terror attacks during Memorial Day events.
Now, having lost two of her three jihadi fighter husbands and living in a squalid refugee camp, she claims to have been brainwashed and made a ‘big mistake’ when she travelled to Syria.
Remorseful: Hoda Muthana, 24, pictured in her high school year book in 2012, left the US to join ISIS in 2014 and as well as marry three jihadi fighters, she would go on to call for American Muslims to launch terror attacks on ‘Veterans, Patriot, Memorial etc Day parades’ [sic]
Ms Muthana was 19 years old when she left the US and headed to Raqqa in Syria where she would first marry an Australian jihadist and then a Tunisian man. Both died fighting for ISIS, and she recently married a Syrian.
During her time as a jihadi bride in ISIS’s then-capital Raqqa in Syria, she would use social media to spread hatred against non-Muslims and call for terror attacks in the US.
In a 2015 tweet she wrote: ‘You have much to do while you live under our greatest enemy, enough of your sleeping!
‘Go on drive-bys and spill all of their blood, or rent a big truck and drive all over them. Veterans, Patriot, Memorial etc Day parades..go on drive by’s + spill all of their blood or rent a big truck n drive all over them. Kill them.’ [sic]
Now, she is living in the tent-city that is al-Hol – also known as al-Hawl – a refugee camp in northern Syria some 200 miles away from ISIS’s ‘last front’ near the village of Baghouz by the Iraqi border.
Muthana, pictured while in high school, says she ‘deeply regrets’ leaving the US, and that she believed she was doing what was right according to Islam because she had been brainwashed
This photo of female jihadis waving the ISIS flag was found on a now-deactivated Twitter account which reportedly belonged to Ms Muthana
Speaking to The Guardian, Ms Muthana claims she ‘deeply regrets’ leaving the US, and that she believed she was doing what was right according to Islam.
‘I thought I was doing things correctly for the sake of God,’ adding that she now believes she ‘misunderstood’ her faith.
‘I was really young and ignorant and I was 19 when I decided to leave.’
At the time when she left, her family pleaded with her to come home and in an interview with BuzzFeed, her father said she had been ‘brainwashed’.
The 24-year-old former University of Alabama student says she is worried about the future of her young child, a boy called Adam whose father is her second ISIS husband, and is begging the US and her family for forgiveness.
‘I believe that America gives second chances. I want to return and I’ll never come back to the Middle East. America can take my passport and I wouldn’t mind.’