"And yet President Donald Trump tweeted publicly that he'd instructed secretary of state Mike Pompeo not to let Ms Muthana return to the US". And they failed to act on it and that's really concerning, ' he said.
"They're trying to say that she was never a citizen to begin with", Shibly said, attributing his knowledge of the government's claims to statements received by the family.
And a year ago a federal judge rejected a bid to strip the nationality of a Pakistani-born naturalized American who was convicted in a plot to blow up the Brooklyn Bridge. She has called for the killing of Americans on Twitter.
However, many Americans have expressed no interest in welcoming her back to the U.S. She used social media platforms to "spread hatred against non-Muslims and call for terror attacks in the usa", as The Daily Mail noted. "I need help mentally as well, I don't have the ideology any more but I am just traumatized by my experience", she said. After her abrupt transformation into a fiery supporter of Islamic State extremists, she is under the scanner of the top levels of the USA government.
On Feb. 20, ISIS looked close to defeat in its last enclave in eastern Syria on Wednesday as civilians poured out, and the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said the remaining jihadists wanted to fight to the death, Reuters noted.
Trump's proclamation came just days after he warned European countries that they must repatriate and put on trial the 800-odd European IS fighters now held captive by the US' Syrian allies or the jihadists would be released, certain to "permeate Europe".
The U.S. Department of State did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but U.S. officials appeared to be basing their position on an exception in the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which grants citizenship to "all persons born or naturalized in the United States".
But a U.S. official said a later investigation showed that she had not been entitled to her passport, adding: "Ms Muthana's citizenship has not been revoked because she was never a citizen".More news: White Sox players react to Manny Machado: ‘We’re going to keep rolling’
Muthana says she was brainwashed.
Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, a person born in the United States to an accredited foreign diplomatic officer is not subject to U.S. law and is not automatically considered a USA citizen at birth.
Shibley says birth records show she was born in New Jersey.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a Thursday morning interview that the ISIS bride seeking reentry into the United States is not a citizen because she was born to a diplomat.
Ms Muthana was a 20-year-old student when she left Alabama in 2014 and travelled to Syria to join ISIS.
Muthana said that she has given up the extremist ideology perpetrated by ISIS and other radical Muslims and wants to return home to her family. Passports are only issued to citizens by birth or naturalization, according to Seamus Hughes, the deputy director of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University, who has studied the phenomenon of foreign Daesh fighters and families.
"She surrendered last month to the coalition forces fighting ISIS, and now spends her days as a detainee in a refugee camp in northeastern Syria".
USA citizenship is significantly more hard to lose. She's now the mother of an 18-month-old son.