31 Aug '16 22:25>2 edits
Originally posted by no1marauder to SleepyguyRegarding the 'rumors that Kayla [Mueller] had been sexually abused during her captivity',
Of course, we are not at war with ISIS (we'd have to recognize it as a State and get Congress to vote for war under the Constitution) but it has been a standard practice since antiquity for private parties to ransom prisoners even during war. To "ransom the captive" is one of the traditional Seven Acts of Corporal Mercy (https://en.wikipedi ...[text shortened]... meddling in other nation's affairs that has marked US foreign policy for the last century or so.
a few witnesses (reportedly) have been interviewed (by Western journalists) confirming it.
Kayla Mueller spent some time with Yazidi young women who were being held by ISIS.
Reportedly, some Yazidi women had contact with Kayla Mueller after she was raped, which
she presumably confided to them. A few of these Yazidi women were able to escape.
Given ISIS's infamous record in raping Yazidi women and girls, it's hardly surprising that
Kayla Mueller eventually could have met a similar fate, even if her status as an American
woman initially protected her from some of the worse abuses.