A senior official in the terror-tied Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is serving as a pro bono attorney for Hoda Muthana, a Yemeni terrorist and former U.S. resident who wants to come back to the United States following the dissolution of the ISIS “caliphate” in Syria and Iraq.
In interviews with western journalists over the past couple of months, Muthana has attempted to portray herself as an innocent victim of ISIS’ indoctrination. Muthana, 24, left her home in Alabama in 2014 to join the Islamic State in Syria. Her attorney, Hassan Shibly, an Islamist sympathizer and the director of CAIR’s Florida chapter, has been on a media blitz this week making the case that his client should be allowed back into the United States.
Shibly has continuously described Muthana as a victim of people who manipulated her and stated that she is “simply trying to make amends.”
In an interview with The Guardian, Shibly argued that the ISIS devotee should be allowed back into the country so that she can help deradicalize others who face similar circumstances. “People are saying she betrayed this country, she shouldn’t be able to come back home,” Shibly said on NPR Thursday, adding she was a “vulnerable young woman who was brainwashed and manipulated.”
Shibly reiterated that message on CNN Thursday morning, speaking to CNN host and Obama political appointee Jim Sciutto:
Attorney for Hoda Muthana's family tells @jimsciutto Trump is "undermining birthright citizenship."
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) February 21, 2019
Shibly has also repeatedly attacked President Trump as the “Dictator in Chief” for refusing to allow his ISIS client back into the United States.
Sorry Dictator in Chief but you don’t have the power to strip citizens of their citizenship. Our nation is a nation of laws and we must hold everyone accountable to them.
Hoda is asking to be accountable to our laws and legal system and you are essentially giving a free pass.
— Hassan Shibly (@HassanShibly) February 20, 2019
The CAIR attorney has his own history of deception and extremism. Conservative Review reported last week on Shibly’s upcoming appearance with Minnesota Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar at a CAIR fundraiser:
Shibly is a dedicated Islamist and bigoted gay basher. A fan of radical clerics, he has routinely refused to categorize U.S.-designated terror groups Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorist organizations, according to the Clarion Project. Moreover, Shibly regularly takes to social media to demonize the U.S. military as equivalent to the jihadi terrorists that they are fighting.
Shibly’s claims that Muthana is an innocent victim are directly contradicted by the many social media posts showing that she was fully committed to pursuing murderous action against innocent Americans.
“Americans wake up! Men and women altogether. 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,” Hoda Muthana tweeted in 2015 under the pseudonym “Umm Jihad.”
While living in Syria, Muthana married three ISIS fighters in succession, all of whom died fighting for the terrorist organization, according to reports.
Now that the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS has destroyed the terrorist group’s territorial caliphate, Muthana wants out. Unfortunately for the ISIS widow, President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have announced that she will not be allowed back into the country.
I have instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and he fully agrees, not to allow Hoda Muthana back into the Country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2019
— Maria Bartiromo (@MariaBartiromo) February 21, 2019
Both CAIR’s Shibly and his client face an uphill battle to import the jihadi bride back into the United States. It is almost certain that they will pursue further legal action in an attempt to force the U.S. government to take Hoda Muthana back from her failed caliphate experience.