CAIR rallies to the defense of ISIS bride who wants to come back to USA

· February 21, 2019  
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Hassan Shibly of CAIR
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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:

Shibly has also repeatedly attacked President Trump as the “Dictator in Chief” for refusing to allow his ISIS client back into the United States.

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.

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.


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Author: Jordan Schachtel

Jordan Schachtel is the national security correspondent for Conservative Review and editor of The Dossier for Blaze Media. Follow him on Twitter @JordanSchachtel.