Hoda Muthana is a non-citizen raised in the United States by Yemeni parents. At nineteen, she left the United States and joined ISIS. While over there, she made propaganda aimed at American young people. She openly called for murder, mayhem, and jihad across our land. Now she’s changed her tune and wants to be let back into America again. While that part of the story is ridiculous enough, the worst part is that this literal ISIS terrorist is actually finding defenders among leftists in the United States.
To President Trump, Hoda’s recent remorse seems a little too convenient. He said, “I have instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and he fully agrees, not to allow Hoda Muthana back into the Country!” The same day Secretary Pompeo declared that “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.”
The Left decided to fight on behalf of the terrorist the very best way they knew how: with a massive lawsuit against President Trump and Secretary Pompeo. When lawyers pressed their claim before U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton, the leftists brought up a faulty passport revoked from Hoda years ago. Judge Walton said that “just because she received a U.S. passport does not mean she is a U.S. citizen,” and he denied her request to expedite her case.
While the Left tries so very hard to get legal status for an admitted ISIS terrorist, thousands of Christians are persecuted every year around the globe. Many of these Christians are persecuted by radical Islamic extremists just like Hoda. Even as these Christians are left to fend for themselves in the face of intimidation, mutilation, and decapitation, we are debating whether or not to let in terrorists. That is a sad commentary on the state of political discourse. Christians need to do their part to stand up for the persecuted Church. Clearly, those innocents will have no voice for them on the Left.