A woman who left the U.S. four years ago to join the Islamic State won't be allowed back into the country, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday. In 2014, Hoda Muthana left Alabama to marry an ISIS fighter in Syria. Now a widow living in a refugee camp, Muthana told The Guardian earlier this week she "deeply regret[s]" her decision and asked to come back and face the American justice system. Pompeo has said Muthana is "not a U.S. citizen and will not be admitted into the United States," but the Muthana family's lawyer says she was born in New Jersey. Muthana is one of about 1,500 women and children in a refugee camp in northern Syria, and The Guardian says she's probably the only American.
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