Hoda Muthana, a woman from Alabama who defected and joined the Islamic State, is now pleading to return to the United States, saying she made a mistake by joining the terrorist group.

However, President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asserted to keep Muthana out of the country and denied she was a U.S citizen.

US officials say that Muthana’s father, Mohammed, served at the Yemeni mission at the United Nations and that his daughter was never entitled to citizenship.

Pompeo explained in an interview with Craig Melvin on NBC News’ “Today” that the woman is not a citizen of the United States. He said: “You have to remember the context. We’ve now taken down all but the last square inch of the caliphate in Syria, millions of people liberated by President Trump and our administration, the great things that our soldiers have done on the ground. There are not over 800 terrorists that are being held. She’s just one of them. She is a terrorist. She’s not a U.S. citizen. She ought not return to this country.”

In 2015, Muthana allegedly operated a Twitter account that, on at least one occasion, tried to incite Americans to commit acts of violence on national holidays.

“Americans wake up! Men and women altogether. You have much to do while you live under our greatest enemy, enough of your sleeping!” she once wrote, according to The Guardian. “Go on drivebys, and spill all of their blood, or rent a big truck and drive all over them. Veterans, Patriots, Memorial, etc day … Kill them.”

Social media gave the Alabama girl a global audience among jihadists. In one tweet, she appeared to torch her US passport. In another, she called Americans “cowards” for not coming in greater numbers to the caliphate’s de facto capital of Raqa where she lived among Australians, according to Breitbart.

In a message preserved by George Washington University’s Program on Extremism, Muthana hailed the deadly 2015 attack on Charlie Hebdo, the French newspaper that satirized the Prophet Mohammed, writing “Hats off to the mujs in Paris” and urging similar attacks.

Zuhdi Jasser, the Founder and President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, a group that describes itself as a “Muslim-led organization working on the front lines for reform at all levels of the Muslim community” – says the government shouldn’t even bother with Muthana, according to Fox News.

“She became, not only a terrorist, she became an enemy of our country and if she did believe in the citizenship oath…she abandoned it and actually violated it and became an enemy combatant,” he told “America’s Newsroom.”

“There are millions of American Muslims and people who want to come back that are true humanitarian victims of the Syria conflict,” he told “America’s Newsroom.”

“They should get the message that jihadists have no space here and they need to be rejected legally with the full brunt of our law,” Jasser said.

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