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Obama stiffs charity of terrorist sympathizer killed by terrorists

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President Obama promised last year — May 13, 2015 to be precise — to send a donation to a charity established in memory of Kayla Mueller, an idealistic activist taken hostage, tortured, and murdered by Islamic State.

The Prescott, Ariz.-based charity, Kayla’s Hands, is still waiting.

At Hot Air veteran blogger Ed Morrissey writes:

“She was the girl left behind,” ABC’s Brian Ross says of Kayla Mueller, and that’s more true than we knew even after news of her death finally lifted the veil on her kidnaping. After bringing the Obama administration into the negotiations for Kayla’s release, the Muellers got threats from the Department of Justice of prosecution if they or others paid a ransom, a point which ABC brings up again in this story. Later, it came out that the White House sat on good intelligence about her location and that of other hostages for almost two months before attempting a rescue, long after they had been moved.

After her death was confirmed, President Obama sat down with the Muellers and pledged to support their new charity with an “anonymous” donation, Carl Mueller tells ABC. Seventeen months later, they’ve yet to see a dime from him[.]

The White House confirms Obama has yet to cough up the dough. He really, really, really intends to send a check, though, the White House says.

Mueller has been almost universally described as something upbeat and benevolent in the media. “Aid worker” seems to be the most frequent designation.

She wasn’t.

As I wrote last year at FrontPageMag,

Mueller was an Islamic terrorist sympathizer who worked for the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), which certainly is not a humanitarian organization. The ISM is a terrorist-linked organization that attempts to sabotage the anti-terrorism activities of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). The ISM backs the enemies of Israel, including Hamas, and those in the Palestinian Authority who seek to destroy Israel.

Mueller falsely accused the IDF of atrocities and bragged in social media about taking part in anti-Israel demonstrations. She supported Palestinians hurling rocks at Israelis, which she regarded as a “nonviolent” act. As she saw it, Israelis were oppressors and Palestinians were heroic victims.

Mueller was idealistic; it’s just that her ideals were bad ones. This is not to suggest she deserved to die, but let’s keep things in perspective.

The template that cast Mueller as Mother Teresa got an early boost from the Oval Office.

President Obama praised Mueller effusively, saying she was “the best of America,” and adding that she “worked with humanitarian organizations in India, Israel, and the Palestinian territories, compelled by her desire to serve others.” Kayla’s “compassion and dedication to assisting those in need shows us that even amongst unconscionable evil, the essential decency of humanity can live on.”

To Obama the unconscionable evil is the State of Israel.