In 2013, American human rights activist Kayla Mueller was captured by Daesh militants in Syria, which was followed up by reports that she was systematically assaulted by the terrorist organisation’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
The parents of Kayla Mueller – an Arizona-born humanitarian aid worker who was taken hostage by Daesh* in Syria in August 2013 and killed 18 months later – said that they were grateful for US President Donald Trump conducting a mission that resulted in the death of Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and suggested that their daughter could have been saved had former President Obama been as “decisive” as Trump, according to The Arizona Republic.
“We are so grateful for them … we are so grateful”, Kayla’s mother Marsha Mueller told the media on Sunday morning, following President Trump’s announcement that al-Baghdadi had been killed in a raid by US Special Operations commandos in northwest Syria. It was later revealed by White House National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien that the operation was named after Kayla Mueller.
“I still say Kayla should be here, and if Obama had been as decisive as President Trump, maybe she would have been”, Marsha Mueller added.
The parents of Kayla, who was reportedly raped by al-Baghdadi himself on multiple occasions, said that it was important for them that their daughter and other hostages captured and killed by Daesh were not forgotten. Donald Trump even mentioned Kayla’s name twice during a…