The young woman who left Alabama to join ISIS in 2014 and now wants to go home said she hoped people would sympathize with her, according to a report from ABC News. The woman, Hoda Muthana, pleads to return home after spending more than four years with ISIS.
"I hope they excuse me because of my youth and my ignorance. Now I am changed. Now I am a mother and I have none of these ideologies. I hope everyone will see it when I get back, "she said in an interview with ABC News. "I hope America does not think I'm a threat to them and I hope they'll accept me."
Muthana suggested taking therapy once back in the United States.
"Maybe therapy lessons. Maybe a process that will ensure that we will never do that again. I really plan, I really want people not to make the same decision as me, "she told ABC News. "I hope they excuse me because of my youth and my ignorance. Now I am changed. Now I am a mother and I have no ideology, and I hope everyone will see it when I return. "
Abroad, she said that she often saw corpses and dismembered people. She said that they had to eat grass and cows to feed at some point.
"Seeing my son eating grass, it was my last day," she said.
In a handwritten note obtained by CNN, Muthana said that she knew that she and her 18-month-old son did not belong to this company.
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She hopes she will not be sentenced to prison, but she understands that this is a real possibility for her once back in the United States.
"In prison, I do not know if it affects people. I need help mentally too. I no longer have this ideology, but I am traumatized by my experience, "Muthana told ABC. "I almost cried myself every day because I knew that when I came back, I would probably be sentenced to prison because I do not know how long and thinking that my last moments with him [gesturing to her son] is stuck in a prison before another prison. "
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On Saturday, President Trump called on European allies to take over the more than 800 ISIS fighters captured by the United States in Syria.
"The United States is asking Britain, France, Germany and other European allies to take over 800 Islamic State fighters captured in Syria and to bring to justice. The caliphate is ready to fall. The alternative is not a good solution, because we will have to release them ………, "said Trump in a tweet posted late Saturday night.
A young London woman, Shamima Begum, who left her home to join ISIS in 2015 and is also trying to return home has just been revoked, according to a Guardian report. British authorities have stated that Begum could apply for citizenship in Bangladesh since his family is of Bangladeshi origin. However, Begum says she has never been to Bangladesh.
Congressmen Mo Brooks and Gary Palmer did not immediately respond to requests for comment on this story.