February 21 ,2019
In 2014, then-college student Hoda Muthana lied to her parents about going on a school trip and ran away to join the ISIS terrorist group in Syria. Now, after spending years with a terrorist group that had attacked America, she’s pleading to come back home and says “therapy” should be her punishment. This was who CBS foreign correspondent Holly Williams decided to sympathize with on Wednesday’s CBS Evening News.
Williams appeared to side with Muthana after President Trump tweeted “that he’d instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to allow Hoda Muthana back into the country,” and “[t]he State Department said Muthana had no right to return because she, quote, ‘is not a U.S. Citizen.’”
“But Muthana’s family say she is an American citizen. They’ve given us a copy of what they claim is her birth certificate, showing she was born in Hackensack, New Jersey, in 1994, and they say she held a U.S. passport,” Williams explained. She then unironically hyped a tweet Muthana posted bragging about throwing her passport into a “bonfire”, while her Twitter handle was “Umm Jihad”. You can’t make this stuff up.
CBS spoke with the family’s lawyer, Hassan Shibly:
HASSAN SHIBLY: At the end of the day, she’s a U.S. Citizen, and whether Americans make crimes or not, that doesn’t deprive them of their citizenship.
WILLIAMS: If she’s been stripped of U.S. Citizenship, it’s apparently news to her family.
SHIBLY: She’s literally trying to turn herself into the U.S. government to be held accountable to our laws, to pay any debts she may have for society.
Williams failed to disclose that Shibly actually worked for the Council on American-Islamic Relations(CAIR) a group with known ties to the Hamas terrorist group in Gaza.
It is connected to Hamas: Hamas, designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. and many other governments, indirectly created CAIR and the two groups remain tight. Examples: In 1994, CAIR head Nihad Awad publicly declared his support for Hamas; the Holy Land Foundation (HLF), a Hamas front group, contributed $5,000 to CAIR; in turn, CAIR exploited the 9/11 attacks to raise money for HLF; and, this past August, demonstrators at a CAIR-sponsored rally in Florida proclaimed “We are Hamas!”
This article was posted: Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 8:04 am