Early last year, Karla Mueller became the first American woman to be killed in ISIS captivity. ISIS claims she was killed by a Jordanian airstrike against the terror group, but Jordan denies this, blasting the accusation as propaganda. The White House also denies a Jordanian airstrike was the cause of her death. She was captured by ISIS in 2013 in Syria, where she was working as an aid worker. Following her death, it was discovered that ISIS founder and “Caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had forced her into marriage, and sexually abused her repeatedly.
Following her death, Mueller’s parents started a foundation in her name called Kayla’s Hands, to which Barack Obama promised to donate. Much like his campaign promises, he has yet to make good on that.
Via FOX News
Despite promising the parents of Islamic State hostage victim Kayla Mueller he would donate to a foundation set up in her name, President Obama still has not contributed to the group – 17 months later.
ABC News first reported on the president’s unfulfilled pledge, as Kayla’s father Carl Mueller told the network about the president’s commitment that day.“He says I will help that foundation. He says you won’t know, it’ll be an anonymous donation, but I will,” Carl Mueller recalled, describing the meeting with the president as he consoled the grieving family in March 2015. Mueller said, “I’m still waiting for that donation, Mr. President.”
Carl Mueller told ABC News he didn’t make his comment about Obama’s non-donation lightly.
“You see the flag at my driveway. It’s not something I take lightly, talking about our president that way, but that’s what he said,” he said.
The White House confirmed the president has not made the donation – but said he intends to.
“The President as well as senior members of his team have praised the work of Kayla’s Hands, which carries on the spirit of service and selflessness that defined Kayla. The President will continue to support the goals of the organization in different ways, including by making a donation, as pledged to the Mueller family,” a White House official said in a statement Friday.
According to the Obama’s tax returns, the couple donated $64,000 to 34 different charities last year (14.7 percent of their adjusted gross income). He managed to not “forget” to donate to them.
[Note: This post was written by The Analytical Economist]