Why you should care
Because the way they are addressed could set a precedent for any other ISIS defectors.
By Nick Fouriezos
The Constant Dose 20, 2019 february
This tale happens to be updated to reflect President Donald Trump’s statement Wednesday which he will block Hoda Muthana from re-entering the united states.
In lots of ways, their tales began so differently.
Hoda Muthana ended up being an Alabama coed and a recently available graduate of Hoover High, a school after the topic of a MTV reality show about a town that is high-school-football-obsessed. When Muthana made a decision that will drastically change her life, she did therefore alone, lying to her moms and dads while getting a coach to Atlanta and a journey to Turkey into the autumn of 2014.
Shamima Begum had been a schoolgirl that is british of lineage, whom, with two other East London classmates, come up with a packaging list that seemed ordinary for just about any sleepover — makeup, bras, shoes and an epilator — arriving in Turkey simply 3 months after Muthana.
The 2 young students both crossed the border that is turkish Syria and joined up with ISIS. So while their journeys started continents aside, their stories currently have them connected: both exiled into remote camps that are syrian carrying young kids and begging their countries to simply take them straight right straight back. Both nations this week said no.
I’ve instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in which he fully agrees, not to ever allow Hoda Muthana back in the nation!
“Growing up … i needed to accomplish journalism and be among the first Muslim ladies anchors, contrary to popular belief, ” Muthana tells OZY in a unique meeting. She also described by herself as having governmental ambitions, obsessing over makeup and rap that is enjoying hip-hop, country music and smooth jazz before becoming radicalized amid household strife.