— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 6, 2014
The latest American hostage to be threatened with beheading by ISIS is Peter Kassig (n/k/a Abdul-Rahman Kassig), a former Army Ranger from Indiana turned aid worker who was captured in October 2013 near the city of Deir al-Zor in eastern Syria. Last night his parents released excerpts of a recent letter they received from their son as well as a family statement on Peter’s conversion to Islam while in captivity:
— Rukmini Callimachi (@rcallimachi) October 6, 2014
— Carrie Cline (@CarrieWTHR) October 6, 2014
Kassig family releases letter written by Abdul-Rahman while in captivity in June 2014: pic.twitter.com/phh3GpCTpH
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) October 6, 2014
Kassig’s family released this video on Saturday pleading for their son’s release:
— Jaweed Kaleem (@jaweedkaleem) October 5, 2014
Kassig was in Syria helping refugees displaced by the civil war and founded a medical charity called Special Emergency Response and Assistance:
— EDL Jennanenna (@JennaLouca) October 6, 2014
— Peter Bouckaert (@bouckap) October 6, 2014
Hostage Abdul-Rahman Kassig's friend: "An incredible individual, devoted everything he had to Syria. We're hoping for some kind of mercy"
— BBC Radio 5 live (@bbc5live) October 6, 2014
And, yes, please keep Kassig and the Kassig family in your prayers:
Please follow and share @kassigfamily for updates on Abdul-Rahman Kassig. Love and warmth to my friend. Please keep him in your prayers.
— Sarah Pollom (@sarahhd12) October 6, 2014