Insensitive but smart…


The case of Kayla Jean Mueller, the American aid worker ISIL claims has been killed in a bombing raid by the very much pissed off Jordanian Air Force offers some interesting thoughts in my opinion.

I’ve read where many are holding out hope she is actually still alive. I get that those emotionally attached to her (family etc.) would feel this way but this honestly confuses me.

ISIL+a female = gang rape on a regular basis!

I don’t think this equation is wrong at all. I also don’t see any reason to believe she had not died prior to the bombing raid and that the raid release was for propaganda. Sadly given that possibility she might not have been killed at all and is still receiving a regular onslaught of rape and sexual assault.



  1. jonolan says:

    Yeah, that pretty much sums things up.

  2. Alfie says:

    I know its sad,insensitive and not a little bit sickening but if she were my daughter I think I’d pray for her to be dead and saved from that which clearly ISIL offers an “infidel” female.
    If people think I base my feelings/thoughts on a fallacy I say to them Go ask a Yazidi.

  3. jonolan says:

    Sad? Yes. Sickening? In the sense that parent should never be in that situation, very much yes. Insensitive? No, I can’t see that.

    You would want the best possible, believable outcome for your daughter. There’s nothing insensitive about realizing that a quick death is just that.

    If anything, I’m the “insensitive” one since I can’t generate much sympathy for Mueller. To my mind, she went over there to help those sort out and simply paid the price for that stupidity. It much the same as I feel about the Benghazi dead – they chose to both serve Obama and go to the Muslim World…and got what they deserved for doing so.

  4. Victoria says:

    I agree with you Alfie – my first thought about hearing her plight was “God I hope she’s dead because ISIL will brutalize her”. My thoughts and prayers to her family – I would imagine their grief will be complicated by their guilt of having let her go. When will people learn that there are just some places Americans should not tread.

  5. jonolan says:

    They won’t learn that lesson until they set aside their ethnoguiltism and set down the White Man’s Burden.

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