She was brutally killed because she was a real human being
Kayla Jean Mueller was an American human rights activist and humanitarian aid worker from Prescott, Arizona, US. She was taken captive in August 2013 in Aleppo, Syria, after leaving a Doctors Without Borders hospital. Media had long reported that a 26-year-old American aid worker was being held by the ISIS without naming her, at her family’s request. In 2015, she was killed in uncertain circumstances, after being raped several times by her captors.
Mueller was a native of Prescott, Arizona. After graduating from Tri-City College Prep High School in 2007, she attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.
Mueller was a devout Christian. As a college student, she was active in an ecumenical Christian campus ministry, United Christian Ministries.
Mueller supported a variety of humanitarian aid and human rights initiatives. Her involvement in human rights activism and humanitarian aid included working in India with Tibetan refugees. Her work in the Middle East included volunteering for the pro-Palestinian activist group the International Solidarity Movement and helping African refugees in Israel with the African Refugees Development Center. Other humanitarian and activist causes Mueller was involved in at home and abroad were Vrindavan Food For Life, which provides free food, education, and medical care for those in need; and during college, Food Not Bombs.