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US says Alabama woman who joined Islamic State can't return

4 years 1 month 4 days ago Wednesday, February 20 2019 Feb 20, 2019 February 20, 2019 2:13 PM February 20, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: AL.com
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says an Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State group in Syria is not a U.S. citizen and will not be allowed to return to the United States.
Pompeo says Hoda Muthana does not have a U.S. passport or any legal basis to enter the country.
He said on Wednesday in a statement that she "will not be admitted to the United States."
The 24-year old who joined the Islamic State after becoming radicalized says she regrets aligning herself with the terrorist organization and wants to return to the United States with her 18-month-old son.

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