Kayla Mueller was a young American humanitarian worker murdered by none other than Al-Baghdadi himself.
And perhaps no one was more grateful to see that murderer brought to ultimate justice than her parents.
I can’t even imagine.
They’re thanking President Trump and our wonderful military for what they did.
“She might still be alive if Obama were as decisive as Trump.”
Here's more from CNN:
On the day that President Donald Trump announced the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the parents of Kayla Mueller, who was kidnapped and reportedly raped by the ISIS leader, say they are feeling a "roller coaster of emotions."
"Well, it's a roller coaster of emotions whenever this ugly situation raises its head, but it's become part of our life over the last five and a half years," Kayla's father Carl Mueller told CNN in a phone interview Sunday afternoon.
In 2012, Kayla traveled to the Turkey/Syria border to work with the Danish Refugee Council and the humanitarian organization Support to Life, which assisted families forced to flee their homes. She was taken hostage by ISIS in Aleppo, Syria, in 2013 after she visited a Spanish MSF (Doctors Without Borders) hospital. The family confirmed Kayla's death in 2015 but her body has not been recovered.
Carl and Marsha Mueller said they were at home in Prescott, Arizona, on Saturday when they were messaged by a reporter about the possibility that Baghdadi may have been killed. Marsha said her first reaction to the news was uncertainty, because of the previous times the ISIS leader was believed to have been killed.
The Muellers received the official confirmation of Baghdadi's death in listening to Trump's news conference Sunday morning. They praised and thanked the President, the US military and special forces for taking action.
"We were deeply touched by what he said. We were grateful that they didn't mess around and went right in," Marsha Mueller said in a phone interview.
White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien said the US military operation that resulted in the death of Baghdadi was named after Kayla Mueller.
In an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, O'Brien said, "The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff named the operation that took down al-Baghdadi after Kayla Mueller, after what she had suffered," adding "that was something that people should know."
In speaking about Kayla's life and the US operation against Baghdadi, Mueller's mom says she still has hope.
"I just want to say how grateful we are to this administration, to the military, and to the special forces that went in," Marsha Mueller said. "My hope is that this will help us get answers to what really happened to Kayla and get her home."
Her family wants Kayla to be remembered as someone with a "tender heart" and "her gift to always have time to help people."
And from CBS:
The Prescott, Arizona parents of slain American hostage Kayla Mueller say they have mixed emotions about the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Their daughter was a humanitarian aid worker who was kidnapped and taken hostage in August 2013 after leaving a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Aleppo, Syria.
Mueller's death was reported in February 2015. U.S. intelligence officials told her family four months later that she was raped repeatedly by al-Baghdadi."It was a shock of course," said Carl. "One minute you're sitting here watching a movie, and the next minute you get the news the man that raped and possibly murdered your daughter has been killed."
Marsha Mueller says she wants to know what truly happened to her daughter. Kayla Mueller's body has yet to be recovered.
"Because of that one percent possibility, how do you completely give up until you have her home?" Marsha Moeller told KPHO. "We want Kayla home, and I know that sounds like an impossible task, but after what we've been through, the things that pop up and happen I believe we might just find her."
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