The CIA is currently investigating ISIS’s claims that their final American hostage, Kayla Jean Mueller, 26, has been killed in a Jordanian airstrike.
Mueller was an aide worker in Syria when she was captured by ISIS scouts in August of 2006 along with her Syrian boyfriend. The terrorist group had been demanding $6.6 million for her release before she was allegedly killed. Her family, who lives in Prescott, Arizona, requested her name not be released to the press for fear of it endangering her further.
Patriotic Americans are showing their support for Kayla — and opposition to ISIS — on a growing Facebook page called Justice for Kayla Jean Mueller.
Last August, ISIS is believed to have sent a video of Mueller pleading for her life to her fellow aide workers in Syria. She was wearing a burqa in the footage.
Her death has not yet been verified, and the claims could easily be a propaganda move against Jordan, who is stepped up their attacks on ISIS in the wake of the group burning a Jordanian pilot alive.
ISIS released the following statement on Friday about her death:
“The criminal Crusader coalition aircraft bombarded a site outside the city of Raqqa today at noon while the people were performing the Friday prayer. The air assaults were continuous on the same location for more than an hour.”
They then shared a photograph of a blown up building, adding that Mueller was inside at the time of the attack. They did not include any images of her body, which seems to be unusual for ISIS.
“We are obviously deeply concerned by these reports,” she added, according to Daily Mail.
We can only hope and pray that ISIS is lying about Mueller’s death.