Radical Islam is a very real threat to American lives. For nearly two decades, Americans have had a very personal stake in the fight to preserve freedom. Yet, we must constantly be on guard for attacks from this dangerous ideology. I’m not just talking about guns, bombs, and airplanes. Radical Islamic ideology constantly attacks America by trying to convert our vulnerable young people to their murderous mentality.
That is what happened just a few years ago when a young woman named Hoda Muthana sent dangerous vitriolic tweets from war-torn Syria. Hoda was raised in America, but not an American citizen, which made her the perfect puppet for ISIS to say things like “Americans wake up! Go on drive-bys and spill all of their blood, or rent a big truck and drive all over them. Kill them.” When Hoda wrote that tweet, she was with her second husband, who was an ISIS fighter. She witnessed dead bodies lying about in Syrian streets where ISIS had murdered them. She observed heads severed by ISIS and planted on poles in order terrify opponents of ISIS. This was no innocent victim.
Yet, just a few years later, Hoda finds herself in a Kurdish refugee camp begging to be brought back into the United States. Life is hard in the refugee camp, where women are punished if they step outside their tent without wearing a hijab or burqa. That might explain why Hoda has suddenly changed her murderous tune to say “I prefer America to anywhere else.”
It amazes me that anyone would actually be suggesting that we let this woman back into our country, but the Left never ceases to amaze. Why can’t they see past their identity politics and talking points and see that they woman actively called for American Muslims to start a murderous jihad here in the United States. I would call her a traitor to her country, but that would imply that she was ever one of us to begin with. No non-citizen like Hoda Muthana has any legal claim to be an American citizen. It is people like her who make the strongest case for why we should have strong border security to protect Americans from any threat.