Former soldier and diligent American aid personnel, Peter Kassig aged 26 was beheaded, U.S.A confirmed, after video claiming to expose the vile act surfaced on the internet. ISIS held the victim and in earlier videos, they threatened to kill him if their demands were not met. The gross video is an aftermath of the beheading of Kassig, an innocent American citizen caught up in political trifles he was unaware of. The president of the United States of America, was empathetic with Peter’s family, saying ‘’Peter was killed in pure evil and that was inhumanity by the terrorist group ISIS. In captivity Peter had converted his faith to Islam and was also called Abdul-Rahman Kassig.
Initially, he first moved to the Afghanistan to join the U.S, soldiers restore calm and later become a zealous medical worker, helping victims of the brutal war that took innocent lives. He had worked in Syria and this is where he met his bad fate. He stayed in captivity for more than a year by the terrorist group ISIS.
‘’We are sad to find out that our beloved son, Peter Kassig Abdul-Rahman, has been killed because he loved the Syrian and wanted to help ease their transgressions and suffering, Peter’s parents, Paula and Ed, said. Later on, the parents made public an unpublished audio tape their son had recorded before he was held captive by the terrorist group ISIS.
“You know we would have a chance here to make up for a lot wrong that we did in this part of the world if we stepped in, in the right way,” Peter Kassig says in the recording. “If we just as a country did what other people helped me to do in that hospital. How much did I impact the political situation inside Syria? None. How much did I impact the political situation back home? None. But what I did do is that over period of time in that hospital I was able to share a little bit of hope and comfort with some people.”
The family was heartbroken over the killing of other Americans that were held captive before Peter, and prayed for their safe return.
‘’While this group detests the slaughter of innocent people and is armed to create destruction and death, Peter was only a humanitarian keen to help the millions of Syrians dying in the conflict,’’ said Obama. The Islamic state, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is the name of the terrorist group.
A man who resembles Peter was seen in the Sunday video dressed in black and was audibly speaking English with an America accent. A man with similar fitting was seen in the videos of the beheadings of Peter Kassig.
The recording is brutal as it show the graphical details of other people who are said to have betrayed the Syrian Government. The dead figure mocks Obama and the narration dwelt on the ISIS history, saying Obama has to withdraw from Syria. The person narrating names the location where the victim can be found, a small town in Aleppo province.
The fifth American
After Kassig was killed, the total number of Americans beheaded is five. All five beheadings have appeared on video. The first American was James Foley. His video was posted on the internet in August after the United States Government approved ‘’airstrikes’’ against the terror group. Afterwards on early September, the ISIS Released another videos that showed the beheading of the second American journalist Steven Sotloff’s. In a span of a few days, ISSS announced the death of David Haines, a British health worker. Later October, the beheading of Alan Henning was announced by the terrorist group ISIS. John Kerry was quick to praise Peter’s compassion in helping the Syrian people.
‘’He was only a young man that travelled to the world’s worst places to take care of victims of the Syrian war, and boldly worked to helping the needy,’’ said Kerry. You can never compare Kassig’s generosity to the bad spirit of the terrorist group.
Plea for freedom
Peter’s dear life was boldly threated before Henning’s was killed. After the release of the video when he was threatened, Peter’s family also released a video on YouTube to beg the captors to free their only son.