“She might still be alive if Obama had been as ‘decisive’ as Trump.” Killing the vicious leader of ISIS was great news, but what you might not know is that the mission was named after an American victim of the ISIS leader – Kayla Mueller – who was tortured and turned into sex slave for al-Baghdadi and left to die in Syria by Barack Hussein Obama.
Daily MailThe parents of Kayla Mueller, who was raped and tortured by slain ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, say she could still be alive if Obama had been as decisive as Trump, as they revealed yesterday how they secretly met her captors after her death.
Praising President Donald Trump on Sunday after the announcement of Baghdadi’s death, Marsha Mueller told the Arizona Republic: ‘I still say Kayla should be here, and if Obama had been as decisive as President Trump, maybe she would have been.’
Meanwhile Carl Mueller, the 26-year-old’s father, spoke of his gratitude to General Mark Milley for dedicating the mission to his daughter who died while an ISIS captive in 2015.
Carl Mueller, added that it was “important” to him that Trump knew of his daughter’s story, and thanked the president for mentioning Mueller’s name in his address Sunday morning.
Her body was never recovered, but Carl Mueller revealed he and his wife traveled from Arizona to Syria to try to recover her remains and met with an ISIS bride who had kept the American locked up for Baghdadi to sexually abuse.
President Donald Trump praised Mueller as a ‘beautiful young woman’ on Sunday when he announced the death of the leader of the so-called caliphate, who blew himself up, along with three of his children, during a raid by US special forces.
‘We just learned that the whole thing was dedicated to Kayla thanks to General [Mark] Milley and it’s very touching,’ Carl Mueller told ABC News Sunday. ‘President Trump mentioned her today in his statement and he mentioned that he deserved what he got for what he did to Kayla.’
Kayla Mueller, an American humanitarian worker, was taken prisoner in 2013 after she crossed over the Turkish border to visit a hospital in war-ravaged Syria.
During her 18-month captivity, Mueller was taken as a wife by Baghdadi and raped multiple times, according to the testimony of Yazidi sex slaves who say they were kept alongside her. She was also forced to convert to Islam but never did.
“We are so grateful for them … we are so grateful. They were glad there was no loss of life on our side. They are grateful their daughter and the others who were tortured and killed by ISIS have not been forgotten.
Carl Mueller spoke fondly of President Trump’s effort to get the terrorist: He knows her story. He’s been briefed on it, and he knows, and that’s important to me. I don’t think anything would have stopped him from getting this guy.”
“We had a chance to get Kayla out,” said Carl Mueller. They were asking for $6.2 million in ransom, which the Muellers didn’t have, but even if they could have raised it, Obama would have stopped them from paying it.
Mueller, who was credited for saving the lives of other female captives, was killed in 2015 but her body has never been recovered. After her death was announced in February 2015, her parents journeyed to Irbil to meet with Umm Sayyaf, the wife of high-ranking ISIS oil baron Abu Sayyaf.
Carl Mueller described how ‘against the advice of the FBI’ they had met Umm Sayyaf, whose husband had previously been killed in a Delta Force strike.
‘She was held in many cold, dark places, she was raped by al-Baghdadi, we know that to be a fact … She was murdered by him or someone in his organization. That’s what we’re pursuing and that’s what we hope that President Trump will help us with.’
The couple said they were still working with President Trump to try to have their daughter’s remains repatriated.
NEVER FORGET: Obama traded 5 Muslim terrorist prisoners from Gitmo and millions of dollars for Bowe Bergdahl, a deserter from the U.S. Army who walked away from his post in the middle of the night and was picked up and held for 5 years by the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network in Afghanistan and Pakistan. SIX Army soldiers who went searching for Bergdahl were killed by the Taliban.