The contrast between Ms. Mueller's morality and her abusers couldn't be more striking. In a situation as close to the fundie version of hell as real life can get, she did not turn her back on her sister prisoners, but aided them as she could. She attained moral heights those who raped her probably can't comprehend.
Like Willie in his other thread here, "Monsters", I wonder about how these people get that way. Intellectually I understand the likely process: their culture's background misogyny, the reinforcement of their religion, that many of them were themselves abused and brutalized in various ways, the classic methods cults use to enforce unswerving loyalty. But I wonder about those who might still have or develop pangs of conscience, doubts about their declared goal and the things they find themselves doing to achieve it.
I'm sure anyone actually acting on such realizations would be swiftly and viciously dealt with by the cult leadership. Still, I wonder about the rate of PTSD in ISIS fighters and similar organizations. Such extreme acts, roundly condemned by virtually everyone but your identified group / cult, must have consequences for people who aren't true psychopaths... at least, I'd like to think so.