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Friday, August 26, 2016

Report: Kayla Mueller Defended Christian Faith Before ISIS Captors

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.



Anonymous said...

I'm a Catholic, and I don't know what Christian denomination she practiced or followed. But Pope Francis should begin the steps to declare her a Saint. She was helping others and might have been spared if she had renounced her faith. She didn't and after being terribly abused was martyred in a grisly murder. She should be on the fast track!

Anonymous said...

It was reported by Catherine Herridge of Fox News via anonymous sources that the location of Mueller and other American hostages was known by the White House in May 2014, however, a decision regarding a rescue mission was not made for seven weeks. By that time, the hostages had been dispersed.

Anonymous said...

obama was protecting his muslim buddies be damned for Americans.

Anonymous said...

and we thank our idiot president for doing all he could to get her released...NOT!