A Swedish woman, Frida Saide, who was captured by ISIS and eventually released shared her experience as a captive and her concerns for fellow prisoner Kayla Mueller (above). Eventually, ISIS killed Mueller despite Saide’s pleas for her release.
Daily Mail reports:
A Swedish aid worker who was held hostage in northern relived some of her darkest moments Thursday as she testified against one of her captors, El Shafee Elsheikh, a former British national who is accused of leading a kidnapping plot that resulted in the deaths of four Americans.
Nothing in her captivity nightmare horrified Frida Saide more than the day she was released in March 2014, when she pleaded with her captors to release Kayla Mueller, a 26-year-old American with whom she had shared a room for weeks.
Taking the stand at a federal courtroom in Alexandria, Virginia, Saide said the hostage-takers, a notoriously sadistic bunch captives dubbed the Beatles because of their British accents, told her she and her companions would need to raise the ransom to free Mueller.
Otherwise, they told her, Mueller would be tormented and die.’We sleep at night,’ Saide said they taunted her. ‘Will you be able to sleep at night, knowing that you have abandoned your friend?’The two-week trial has detailed the gruesome brutality inflicted on more than two dozen Western hostages held captive by the Islamic State roughly a decade ago, specifically the killings of US aid workers Mueller and Peter Kassig and journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff. Kassig, Foley, and Sotloff were beheaded by terrorists in videos distributed across the world in 2014.
Mueller was raped and tortured by Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi before she was killed in 2015.
Kayla Mueller’s parents described their anguish and disgust with the Obama gang as they tried to get their daughter out of ISIS captivity. It wasn’t until President Trump came along that they felt that they were heard. Unfortunately, it was too late. Their daughter was gone.
President Trump didn’t forget Kayla, however. When it was time to take out the ISIS leader, Kayla’s parents were informed of the event. They shared, “If Donald Trump was President when Kayla was captured, she’d be here today.”
Here is the Muellers’ presentation at the 2020 RNC. It was so moving to watch. It was difficult not to cry. God bless this family.