Kayla Mueller: Another perspective

When a young life ends, it is always a wrenching tragedy.  When the death occurs far from home, questions abound and grief-stricken family and friends try in vain to piece together the puzzle —-  finding it never quite fits. Not now. Not ever.

In the case of Prescott-born Kayla Mueller, a photogenic 26-year-old, the angst leaps out in daily news reports peppered with personal stories and smiling photographs of a young woman that tug at our hearts. We read editorials and articles that cite her “global journey” which was “steered by those most in need.”

Nothing quite explains the path that led her to be held as a hostage by terrorists a world away —- known by the acronym ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) and eventually lose her life in their captivity.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has ordered flags statewide lowered to half-mast. She has been praised as a humanitarian by Arizona’s U.S. Senators and members of Congress, as well as national leaders of both political parties. Jeff Flake, speaking from the senate floor described the woman he never met as “sparkling.”

There is another facet of this picture that raises questions yet to be examined. Kayla Mueller’s own writings illuminate her support for, and aid to, Palestinian Arab terror groups, even acting as a human shield for them, along with her active participation in anti-Israel protests. This revealing Op-Ed from Wednesday’s edition of Israel National News is a must read for the rest of the story

Author Lee Kaplan’s bio can be read here.


13 Responses to Kayla Mueller: Another perspective

  1. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    Idealistic youth tend to romanticize very serious issues of which they have less than the full picture. Terrorists morph into freedom fighters and actual victims become the antagonists. Combat zones are tough worlds to navigate for knowledgeable professionals making decisions on behalf of nations. They are no place for the naive and ill-informed who are often exploited as propaganda tools. Kayla Mueller’s life should have been a long and productive one, helping those in need in the United States.

  2. Matt DeGennaro says:

    My brother who lives out of state sent me the link to this same newspaper article yesterday because it had an Arizona connection and was making national news. He also questioned the rush to create a hero so quickly before all the facts were in.

  3. John Liberty says:

    ISIS is the new NAZISM for the world.
    It must be destroyed, not as Obama’s says “degraded” … DESTROYED by force of military might on the ground … for it is there that the theology exists in the human heart of darkness.

    “The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it.”
    – Ayn Rand.

    “The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” – Winston Churchill.

    “Success is the important thing. Propaganda is not a matter for average minds, but rather a matter for practitioners. It is not supposed to be lovely or theoretically correct. I do not care if I give wonderful, aesthetically elegant speeches, or speak so that women cry. The point of a political speech is to persuade people of what WE think right. … We do not want to be a movement of a few straw brains, but rather a movement that can conquer the broad masses. Propaganda should be popular, not intellectually pleasing. It is not the task of propaganda to discover intellectual truths.”
    ― Joseph Goebbels

  4. SmallGovt says:

    It obviously has a jewish slant but if true it is very much different than reported here. I would like to see the story from an unbiased reporter first.

    • East Valley PC says:

      Israel’s population has lived with the terrorism we are now seeing worldwide, day in and day out and has since its statehood in the 1940’s. It is the only democracy in the region and surrounded by self acknowledged enemies who have sworn to decimate the nation and annihilate its Jewish population. Islamic terrorists despise freedom as much as they despise Jews. That gives what you call a “Jewish slant” credibility as far as I’m concerned.

      • SmallGovt says:

        I have been there and well understand their real situation and the situation that is often portrayed. They are usually 2 different things. They are our ally but not always right no matter what.

        This story may be 100% correct and I look forward to seeing it from an unbiased source, which this is not.

  5. Doc says:

    I don’t want to come off callus. However, while I feel bad for the Mueller family, & extend my condolences to them for their loss, WHY do people feel the need to go to other countries & help those people, when AMERICA has Veterans AND Children sleeping under bridges at night…..?

    • MacBeth says:

      I agree. The more I ponder the events that led up to the needless end of kayla Mueller’s young life, I regard her as less of a heroine and more of an activist centered on the wrong victims.

    • SmallGovt says:

      I am not against people going overseas and many of the most liberal work on the public payroll overseas at huge salaries.

      If any veterans who want to work are sleeping under bridges I think they should be the next ones to march on Washington and call attention to it.

      • Doc says:

        Our electorate in D.C. doesn’t give a RIP about these “marches”. And niether will th’ lame-stream media.

        I’m certain many of these Vets WANT to work. But what of the ones that CAN’T work…as well as the kids?

      • SmallGovt says:

        Can’t is one thing but there are very few people who can’t do something. Unfortunately they are paid more for not working. There are not many people over 40 who have some pain when they get up in the morning and it would be easier to go back to sleep and wait for a check.

        If everyone on unemployment and disability had to show up every week and do something, even if sweeping, the rolls would fall drastically. And Oprah and Jerry Springer viewership would fall drastically.

  6. CD 8 PC says:

    This is the first I’ve read of this other side of Prescott’s world traveler. The horror associated with trying to grasp this young woman’s death at the hands of terrorists has obviously blurred the not so grand facts. It appears there was too little time spent vetting Kayla Mueller.

  7. Attila The Hunny says:

    “Compassion” is another word that is bandied about by the left. It often means putting more Americans on the dole and reliant on government through taxes paid by others. In the university setting, it all too often transforms itself into activism against America’s interests. Many of he Occupy Wall Streeters were kids who have never worked a day in their lives, but detested the wealth accrued through the labors of their own parents who they derided as “One Percenters.” Capitalism is what has made this country successful, yet they support the ruinous communistic system that equalizes all regardless of education, effort or lack of it, so doctors earn the same as fast food workers.

    Check out these spoiled brats and watch the smug student in glasses wearing an $1800 Burberry trench coat and $435 nattily knotted cashmere scarf obviously paid for by his evil capitalistic parents.