Kayla Mueller, the American aid worker enslaved by the Islamic State for 18 months before she was killed during Jordanian airstrikes in early 2015, bravely defended her Christian faith in the face of her Islamic extremist captors, ABC News reports.
The 25-year-old Mueller was kept as a slave and was repeatedly raped by ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, according to her fellow captives who were interviewed by ABC for a program to be aired Friday on "20/20."
Danish freelance photographer Daniel Rye told ABC about how the captors, which included Brit Mohammed Emwazi, who was later named "Jihadi John" by the media, were nicknamed 'the Beatles' by the captives.
"One of the Beatles started to say, 'Oh this is Kayla and she has been held all by herself. And she is much stronger than you guys. And she's much smarter. She converted to Islam.' And then she was like, 'No, I didn't,'" Rye said.
He said he was surprised by Mueller's bravery.
"I would not have had the guts to say that. I don't think so," Rye said.