While we can only imagine the pain these parents must be feeling, trying to appeal to the ‘humanity’ in Muslim terrorists is like trying to teach a pig to sing.
UK Daily Mail Ed and Paula Kassig, the parents of ISIS hostage Abdul-Rahman Kassig attended an Islamic service today to pray for their only son after ISIS terrorists named him as the next beheading victim. Abdul-Rahman Kassig, 26, was called Peter before converting to Islam. His name, Abdul-Rahman, means ‘servant of the most merciful’.
They requested the service at the Islamic Society of North America in Plainfield, Indiana on Friday afternoon at 2pm. The service was multi-faith and honored the humanitarian work that Mr Kassig, a 26-year-old Indiana native, carried out in Syria before he was captured by the extremists last October. Mr Kassig was named by ISIS as their next victim following the beheading of British hostage Alan Henning in a video, posted online last Friday. Mrs Kassig will read messages from friends at the service.
They reached out to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi over social media. On Wednesday, the hostage’s family posted a message to Twitter pleading to the ISIS leader directly.
Edgar Hopida, from the Islamic Society, told WTHR that they were fearful for Mr Kassig but maintained a sense of hope. Mr Hopida said: ‘He’s one of our own. He’s a Hoosier. He’s also our brother in Islam, and so we want to support the family. We want to support Peter by having a short program to honor his work.’