UNITED STATES: ‘ ISIS Threaten Next Beheading Victim Will Be US Soldier Peter Kassig ‘

#AceNewsServices – UNITED STATES – October 06 – ISIS has threatened that its next beheading victim will be kidnapped former U.S. soldier Peter Kassig, who has given most of his young life to helping others. 

'Peter Kassig, former U.S. soldier and current aid worker, threatened as next ISIS victim '

‘Peter Kassig, former U.S. soldier and current aid worker, threatened as next ISIS victim ‘

A former U.S. Army Ranger from Indianapolis who was deployed to Iraq in 2007, Kassig went to help Syrian refugees in a Lebanese hospital and, in the spirit of humanitarianism shared by his fellow Islamic State captives, started his own aid group.

' Special Emergency Response and Assistance '

‘ Special Emergency Response and Assistance ‘

The group, called Special Emergency Response and Assistance, supplied Syrian refugees with blankets, cooking stoves, propane fuel tanks and other necessities, according to a 2013 Time article about the Indiana native.

The 26-year-old said he was inspired and touched by the warm reaction of Syrian locals who received the assistance.

“I did not meet a single man woman or child who could not muster a smile and a message of strength and hope that was nothing short of earth-shatteringly humbling,” he said then.

He disappeared in October 2013, on his way to Deir Ezzour in eastern Syria, while on a SERA relief effort, WTHR-TV reported. At the request of his kidnappers, his family kept silent about his abduction while trying to secure his release. Former hostages told the family Kassig had converted to Islam during his captivity and his faith has sustained him during his imprisonment.

In a statement released to the station, parents Ed and Paula Kassig of Indianapolis said: “We ask everyone around the world to pray for the Henning family, for our son, and for the release of all innocent people being held hostage in the Middle East and around the globe.”



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