The Smearing of Dead ISIS Hostage Kayla Mueller by a Right-Wing Hatemonger

Debbie Schlussel

Debbie Schlussel

By Elaine Magliaro

Evan McMurry (Mediaite) said yesterday that there seems to be a new trend among right-wing bloggers–“smearing dead people in the news.”


A new craze is sweeping the nation: attacking the character of murdered people for their perceived ideological crimes.

Hours after news that the death of ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller had been confirmed, a report emanated from the conservative blogosphere alleging Mueller had served as a “human shield” for a pro-Hamas group. Mueller worked for a pro-Palestinian organization in 2010-11, and also for a variety of refugee organizations in Israel and Turkey.

In a column for TPM Livewire, Brendan James wrote: “Not all conservatives used the death of American hostage Kayla Mueller to highlight the brutality of the Islamic State — some decided to focus their disgust on the 26-year-old’s humanitarian work for Palestinians.”

One of those conservatives was blogger/hatemonger/Islamophobe Debbie Schlussel who wrote a blog post under the heading Kayla Mueller: Dead ISIS Hostage Was Jew-Hating, Anti-Israel Bitch. Schlussel said that she had “No tears for the newly-departed Kayla Mueller…” Schlussel added, “Mueller was a Jew-hating, anti-Israel piece of crap who worked with HAMAS and helped Palestinians harass Israeli soldiers and block them from doing their job of keeping Islamic terrorists out of Israel.”


As I noted last week and many other times on this site, I have no sympathy for any of these “American” (in name only!) hostages of ISIS. And my attitude when I hear they’ve been snuffed out is, so sad, too bad. Every single one of these hostages has been a leftist America-hater. They are anti-American “journalists” there to tell us how “moderate” and “democratic” these beheaders and live-human-burners are. Or they are anti-American “aid workers” (that’s like the Middle East version of Barack Obama’s “community organizer”).

Schlussel concluded her post with the following two sentences:

When people ask me what I think of Kayla Mueller, I’ll say, I think she’s incinerated.

Buh-bye, Kayla. Have fun with your 72 Yasser Arafats.

On his Politics Blog (Esquire) yesterday, Charles Pierce said that Kayla Mueller was the “wrong kind of dead hostage.” Speaking of Schlussel, Pierce wrote:

Ms. Street Meat was the star of a Wall Street Journal piece from seven years ago about the pathetic attempts by some people seeking a career in television gobshitery, a pathetic career goal to become the next Ann Coulter. Or something. This did not work out for Ms. Schlussel, who remains merely pathetic, and who returned to her digs under a bridge somewhere.

The late Kayla Mueller–for whom hate monger Debbie Schlussel has no tears to shed–was no “bitch.” Cassandra Vinograd of NBC News said that the young woman’s “path to Syria was born out of a lifelong dedication to humanitarian work. She won several volunteering awards as a teen, focusing on causes such as the genocide in Darfur first in high school and later as a student at Northern Arizona University — where she also founded the student chapter of Amnesty International.” And Marc Silver of NPR wrote that Mueller had ” a big place in her heart for displaced Syrians.”

Samantha Laine of the Christian Science Monitor wrote:

Ms. Mueller graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2009, and devoted her life to humanitarian efforts around the world. From 2009 to 2011, she worked with humanitarian aid groups in northern India, the Palestinian territories, and Israel. In 2012, she was drawn to the plight of Syrian refugees on the Turkish/Syrian border to work with Support to Life, the Danish Refugee Council and other organizations that assisted refugees who were forced to flee their homeland.

If anyone is a bitch, I’d say it’s hatemonger Debbie Schlussel! What do you think?


Conservatives Dance On Grave Of ISIL Hostage: ‘Jew-Hating, Anti-Israel B**ch’ (TPM)

The Smearing Of Kayla Mueller: Why Kayla Mueller is the wrong kind of dead hostage. (Esquire)

New Right-Wing Blogger Trend: Smearing Dead People in the News (Mediaite)

Kayla Mueller: Dead ISIS Hostage Was Jew-Hating, Anti-Israel Bitch (Debbie Schlussel)

American ISIS Hostage Kayla Mueller Is Dead, Family Says (NBC News)

Kayla Mueller’s Death Underscores Risks For Aid Workers Abroad (NPR)

Who was Kayla Mueller and what was she doing in Syria? (Christian Science Monitor)

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14 Responses to The Smearing of Dead ISIS Hostage Kayla Mueller by a Right-Wing Hatemonger

  1. buckaroo says:

    I can;t believe I;m reading this ? Why ?

  2. Only you can answer that question, buckaroo. Unless coerced in some fashion, your reading this column was entirely your choice.

  3. As they are inherently incapable of defending themselves, I think the dead make easy targets for lazy ideologues, Elaine. That lil’ display of Debbie’s is just about as low a chickenshit propaganda maneuver as I’ve seen in quite some time. For an encore, perhaps she’s going to kick some puppies for Jesus!

  4. Elaine M. says:


    She trashed Bob Simon who was just killed in an auto accident.

  5. Carterbo says:

    I’m trying my best on future stances in blogging not to feed the trolls. This is one sick troll to boot as the author points to. The community where Kala was from, Prescott AZ, also suffered terribly a few years ago when I believe 19 or so firefighters where overwhelmed by a fire and all perished.

  6. That Debbie is a freaking monster… she is WAYYY beyond Bitch…
    But, I can’t use that kind of language on this forum…

    She is what is wrong with the USA these days….
    Women like her and Pam Geller… Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin….
    These women found a way to make High School level Bullying Pay BIG money….

    What I find amusing is that her Followers are saying that Kayla was giving aid
    to the Enemy….

    I am trying to figure out who that Enemy was…. as CLEARLY, she was
    NOT trying to help ISIL……
    But… Then again…. many right wing jerks these days, don’t know the
    difference between a Syrian Refugee and a member of ISIL…..

  7. Carterbo says:

    SB Kayla. My bad.

  8. pete says:

    When you swim in the cesspool she does you have to be a pretty good sized turd to be noticed.

  9. Inga says:

    What a despicable excuse for a human being. Karma is the bitch, not Kayla.

  10. RTC says:

    At least her opinions match her face

  11. bron98 says:

    young people need to go to Appalachia if they feel the need to do humanitarian work. Until the middle east settles down.

  12. Elaine M. says:

    Inga & RTC,

    You got that right!

  13. eniobob says:

    “A new craze is sweeping the nation: attacking the character of murdered people for their perceived ideological crimes.”
    Sane people have to sit back and let this craziness play out,it will.

  14. eniobob says:

    Case in point those on the right are having fits because of this,not realizing they have shown their
    hand and are being played.

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