PETER KASSIG’s Parents Beg ISIS for His Release – Highlight His Conversion to Islam in Plea (Video)
ISIS Is Holding At Least Four More American Hostages
The ISIS (ISIL) terrorist group released video of Alan Henning’s beheading on Friday. Henning was a British aide worker in Syria.
“Obama you have started your aerial bombardment of the Sham which keeps on striking our people. So, it is only right that we continue to strike the necks of your people.”
Emotional plea: Ed and Paula Kassig today released a YouTube video (pictured) begging ISIS to ‘show mercy’ and release their 26-year-old son Peter, who was threatened with death by the terrorist group yesterday. (Daily Mail)
Peter Kassig is a former Army Ranger who went to Syria in 2013 as an aide worker.
Kassig’s parents say Peter has converted to Islam and plead with ISIS to release their son, now known as Abdul Rahman. Peter’s coworker was already released by ISIS.
The parents have been silent until now hoping that would assure his safety. They said his captors contacted them earlier this year.
The Lebanon Star reported:
The parents of an American humanitarian worker held hostage by Islamic State militants appealed for his release on Saturday, speaking in a statement and a video message that highlighted his aid work and mentioned his conversion to Islam.
Ed and Paula Kassig, of Indianapolis, Indiana, urged the release of their son, Peter Kassig, 26. Kassig was threatened in a video issued on Friday by Islamic State militants that purported to show the beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning, 47.
Kassig’s parents have said through a spokesperson that he was taken captive on his way to the eastern Syrian city of Deir al-Zor on Oct. 1, 2013. He was doing humanitarian work through Special Emergency Response and Assistance, an organization he founded in 2012 to treat refugees from Syria, the family has said.
Kassig converted to Islam while in captivity and has adopted the name Abdul Rahman, the family spokesperson said. In their appeal for his release, his parents mentioned the Muslim holy festival of Eid, observed on Saturday.
“As Muslims around the world, including our son Abdul-Rahman Kassig, celebrate Eid ul-Adha, the faith and sacrifice of Ibrahim, and the mercy of Allah, we appeal to those holding our son to show the same mercy and set him free,” the Kassig parents said in a written statement.