Kayla Mueller: Israel-Hater

Writing for PJ Media, writer Ron Radosh points out that Kayla Mueller, the young woman captured by ISIS who died in a Jordanian airstrike and has been lionized by Barack Obama , John McCain, and the New York Times, was a hater of Israel who lied about the Jewish state while she defended the right of Palestinians to throw rocks at Jews, claiming that throwing rocks was a non-violent act.

Radosh quotes McCain bloviating on the Senate floor that Mueller “committed her life to helping people in need around the world – first in India, then Israel and the Palestinian territories …”

The New York Times quoted a Vietnam vet who lived near Mueller’s Arizona home as saying, “[Kayla Mueller] represented everything good about being an American. In the outgoing battle between good and evil, she represented the best of the good.”

Obama’s praise was as flowery as it was effusive:

Kayla dedicated her life to helping others in need at home and around the world. In Prescott, Arizona, she volunteered at a women’s shelter and worked at an HIV/AIDS clinic. She worked with humanitarian organizations in India, Israel, and the Palestinian territories, compelled by her desire to serve others. Eventually, her path took her to Turkey, where she helped provide comfort and support to Syrian refugees forced to flee their homes during the war. Kayla’s compassion and dedication to assisting those in need shows us that even amongst unconscionable evil, the essential decency of humanity can live on.

Radosh correctly points out, “We must, of course, mourn the loss of any American who, for whatever reason, finds himself or herself a captive of ISIS. “ But he notes that Mueller sided with the International Solidarity Movement, which supports groups that want to eliminate Israel, including Hamas, Hezbollah, and those in the Palestinian Authority.

Radosh writes:

She bragged in her internet posts of working in anti-Israel demonstrations in East Jerusalem, in an area which an Israeli court decision recognized as one in which Israelis had a legal right to build homes in. She also supported the throwing of rocks by Palestinians at Israelis, viewing that as a just tactic of the oppressed … One of her letters claimed that the IDF used phosphorous along with tear gas that poisoned one woman’s lungs, a victim who shortly died at home from asphyxiation. That the IDF does not use phosphorous is simply a fact that did not get in the way of her hateful propaganda. She somehow also failed to mention that the IDF destroyed homes that either were munitions storage facilities or in which a known terrorist who had been involved in specific acts against Israel lived.

Radosh concludes that Mueller’s urge to do good led her to fall “prey to the overtures of leftist revolutionaries, who are adept at using the aims of young and innocent students who yearn only to build a better world. In taking that path, she died on behalf of those who believe in violence and world-wide revolution, beginning with the destruction of Israel.”