News and views Monday 13th of October 2014: Parents of American ISIS hostage attend Islamic prayer service after begging militants to release their son.

Following the beheading of British hostage Alan Henning it would appear that ISIS hostage Peter Kassig is next for the terrorists’ brand of Islamic tolerance, yet there’s still hope, an Islamic multi-faith prayer service (an oxymoron if ever there was one) has been held to pray for the hostage’s safety, though who’s prayed to during a multi-faith prayer service is anybody’s guess. Clothed in a headscarf Paula Kassig stands silent during the prayer vigil for her beloved son, who she described as “searching for his place in the world.” That place he appears to have found, albeit not as Peter Kassig (his birth name) but rather as Abdul-Rahman Kassig!


Ed-and-Paula-Kassig


The name itself is an open display of Peter’s new thoroughly Islamic identity, of which the French journalist Nicolas Henin was quoted to have said: “They (the captives) practised the five daily prayers and would even sometimes perform two extra prayers that are not mandatory at night. Sometimes they would fast on Mondays and Thursdays, which are extra fasts. Just like during [the Muslim celebration of Ramadan] they didn’t eat or drink or do anything from sunrise to sunset…like good Muslim observants, or dedicated Muslims.” Unfortunately what Nicolas Henin doesn’t appear to understand is that a “good Muslim observant” isn’t simply a fasting, praying, politically correct fraud, suchlike those who we’re often treated to in the media, they’re killers who slay and are slain. (Qu’ran 9:111.) Did Peter Kassig slay anyone, if not he’s either an ignorant convert, as in he lacks knowledge of his Muslim obligations, or he’s a Muslim hypocrite who although knowing refuses to fight in Allah’s way, whatever the case may be, we upon seeing Muslims and Kafir joined in their multi-faith prayer can discern only confusion, the first fruits of the vine of Islam, and the fruits thereafter, well they’re what Abdul-Rahman Kassig may soon experience in the fullest, for which people I hope will pray for his safety, yet pray not to Mohammed’s false idol, but to God the Father, through Christ His Son and Saviour divine.

― T. C. M


The parents of ISIS hostage Abdul-Rahman Kassig attended an Islamic service today to pray for their only son after militants named him as the next beheading victim. Ed and Paula Kassig 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. 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.’ Mrs Kassig will read messages from friends at the service.

The Islam society welcomed everyone and asked guests to dress conservatively. The group said they would appreciate if woman wore headscarves but it was not required. The 26-year-old was shown in an ISIS video last Friday depicting the beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning. Kassig was taken captive last October as he worked for the aid organization he founded in Syria. In the past week, Mr Kassig’s parents have appealed directly to the terror group leader on Twitter, begging him to spare their only son’s life. 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. (Continue reading here.)


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