November 16, 2014 9:00 pm -

[su_right_ad]Her name has not been released but, like Peter Kossig, she is an aid worker kidnapped while trying to help Syrians rendered needy by that country’s war.

She was particularly moved to help children who have been orphaned and separated from their families. The woman was taken in August 2013, along with a group of other aid workers who have reportedly been released.

U.S. officials and the woman’s family have requested that her name not be made public, fearing that further attention will put her in greater jeopardy. No news organization has published her name. But the general circumstances of her capture and captivity have been known and widely reported for more than a year now.

ISIS’s intentions for its remaining American prisoner are unclear. But current and former U.S. officials told The Daily Beast that it was notable she doesn’t appear at the end of a video, released Sunday, that shows the aftermath of Kassig’s beheading. That breaks with ISIS’s pattern of showing the next hostage it intends to kill.

ISIS has killed Muslim women, as well as children. But it has never murdered a female Western hostage on camera. Doing so would mark a radical departure even for a group that has relied on bloody propaganda to lure foreign fighters to its ranks.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

23 responses to ISIS’s Last Hostage Is 26-Year-Old American Woman

  1. KB723 November 16th, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Perhaps the Final Straw of our own Created Boogeyman???

    • tracey marie November 17th, 2014 at 7:12 am

      I like your site

      • KB723 November 17th, 2014 at 12:13 pm

        Hey Thanxz…. =)

  2. tracey marie November 16th, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    By doing this they are trying to provoke us into hasty knee jerk reactions that will only mire us in the M.E. losing People and money and our dignity

    • Michael Areno November 17th, 2014 at 9:34 am

      I don’t mean to insult you but you attitude is typical of the Liberal nonsense you find on these sites. The World has a problem and it’s called Islam. Civilized Nations are going to have to face reality soon. Islam must be destroyed. Ban it here and Bomb it there. It seems like watching the rise of the Nazis in The ’30s and that ended in the Deaths of millions

      • tracey marie November 17th, 2014 at 9:37 am

        stop already teabagger, your hate and stupidity is nothing more then ignorance. I DID intend to insult you

        • mea_mark November 17th, 2014 at 10:08 am

          That intentional insulting of people needs to be dialed back. We don’t tolerate it from the right and I want to treat people equally. If you have a problem with someone flag them and point it out and let the moderators do their job. You are making our job harder by stirring up the pot and getting those on the right to act uncivil more than they already would.

          • Michael Areno November 17th, 2014 at 10:30 am

            I agree with your sentiment regarding the treatment of all people on a forum but am curious about why my comment was deleted. I believe it was respectful and put in moderate terms. I do believe Islam is a threat to world peace. It may have been an inconvenient truth but it’s truth none the less

          • mea_mark November 17th, 2014 at 11:17 am

            You paint with too broad a stroke. There are many good people of the Islamic faith. Stick with ISIL or ISIS and you will do much better. Grouping the good in with the fanatical extreme far right of any culture is stereotyping. If you don’t believe this I suggest you find somewhere else to leave comments.

          • Michael Areno November 17th, 2014 at 11:52 am

            So, just ISIS/ISIL? Or can we mention Al Qaeda, Hezbellah, Hamas, Al Shabob ,Boko Haram (a whiter shade of pale?) Al Aqsa brigade, Al Nusra front, oh. And the UAE has added CAIR and the MAS (Muslim Axmerican Society) as 2 more Terrorist Organizations so that makes 27 organizations the US State Department considers as Islamic Terror Groups . So I agree with your Sentiment that not all Muslims are Terrorists, However most Terrorists are Muslims.

            Oh. Don’t bother banning me I probably won’t be back as I followed a link to get here

            Have a good day, no hard feelings

  3. Michael Areno November 17th, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Now see? I was nice to you. People of tolerance and diversity, uh huh

    • tracey marie November 17th, 2014 at 4:20 pm

      you views are wrong, hateful and as you said you followed a link…follow it back.

      • Michael Areno November 18th, 2014 at 6:00 am

        Being willfully blind to reality may make you feel warm and fuzzy but it does not change reality. Unfortunately you are typical of an education system that stopped teaching young people HOW to think and started telling them WHAT to think.

        I suspect in time you may mature past that, in fact I hope you do

        • OldLefty November 18th, 2014 at 6:08 am

          Good thing we have YOU to tell us how to think!

          • Michael Areno November 18th, 2014 at 6:32 am

            I tell no one how to think. I only observe that ISIS is growing the way Hitler and the Nazis did. This is probably not going to end well. Pretending that it’s not a problem is the height of denial (not just a river in Egypt)

          • OldLefty November 18th, 2014 at 6:56 am

            Nobody is pretending it’s not a problem.
            They are simply in disagreement in what to do, especially since those with the biggest microphones are the ones who basically created the mess, and have been wrong about everything.

          • Michael Areno November 18th, 2014 at 7:25 am

            Well at least we agree on that.

            And you didn’t resort to name calling (don’t you think it ironic Anderson Cooper coined the term “Teabagger?”)

          • OldLefty November 18th, 2014 at 7:40 am

            The Tea people started using the term.

            Remember, “Tea Bag the Liberal Dems before
            they Tea Bag You!!”

            “Tea bag the fools in DC.”

            March 2 
Americans for Prosperity, an
            anti-tax group, is one of the first Tea Party organizations to advocate sending
            tea bags to elected officials to protest the stimulus package. Several other
            lobby groups follow suit.

            Badges with the message “Proud
            to be a Tea Bagger” are still on sale at Tea Party events

            April 14, 2010
 conservative Andrew Breitbart posts a video
            on the site Big Government in an attempt to reclaim the term. “I’m Proud
            to be a Tea Bagger” currently has over 90,000 views.

            Are their opponents supposed to protect them from their own usage?

          • Michael Areno November 18th, 2014 at 7:46 am

            I believe you are right. I stand corrected. I googled it on Al Gores amazing Internet and the tea party themselves coined the term. Anderson Cooper was the first time I heard it on a “news” channel

          • OldLefty November 18th, 2014 at 8:02 am

            Thank you.

            And we should be glad that Al Gore pushed for the funds to promote the internet for general use, although he never claimed he invented it.

            From Snopes;

            Despite the derisive references that continue even today, former Vice-President Al Gore never claimed that he “invented” the Internet, nor did he say anything that could reasonably be interpreted that way. The “Al Gore said he ‘invented’ the Internet” put-downs were misleading, out-of-context distortions of something he said during an interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN’s “Late Edition” program on 9 March 1999. When asked to describe what distinguished him from his challenger for the Democratic presidential nomination, Senator Bill Bradley of New Jersey, Gore replied (in part):During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet. I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country’s economic growth and environmental protection, improvements in our educational system.Although Vice-President Gore’s phrasing might have been a bit clumsy (and perhaps self-serving), he was not claiming that he “invented” the Internet in the sense of having designed or implemented it, but rather that he was responsible, in an economic and legislative sense, for fostering the development the technology that we now know as the Internet. To claim that Gore was seriously trying to take credit for the “invention” of the Internet is, frankly, just silly political posturing that arose out of a close presidential campaign. Gore never used the word “invent,” and the words “create” and “invent” have distinctly different meanings: the former is used in the sense of “to bring about” or “to bring into existence” while the latter is generally used to signify the first instance of someone’s thinking up or implementing an idea

          • tracey marie November 18th, 2014 at 8:00 am

            actually the teabaggers created the name. They stapled teabaggs to their hats while wearing BAGGER t’s. They sold them online for $17. I laughed till my sides hurt when I saw them carrying their misspelled racist signs.

        • tracey marie November 18th, 2014 at 6:31 am

          I thought you said you were leaving, you begged not to be banned because you said you will not stay here…you lied

  4. Michael Areno November 19th, 2014 at 3:49 am

    Just having fun at Al Gores expense. Like God does when he turns the weather sub-freezing at a Global warming rally