Peter Kassig beheaded but “his legacy is alive”




( Photo from Google, Kassig with supplies on truck)

An aid worker in war zone in Syria, Peter Kassig (26), he was captured and beheaded last Saturday and confirmed his death on Sunday.

As of Nov.16, 2014,  According to the WP, Peter Cassig, The only son of Ed and Paula Kassig,  The militants of ISIS killed Peter Kassig.

He was a real servant or a true aid for the people who are in an abandoned land , and he  has helped others who are needy but he couldn’t help himself.  Even though he changed his name ( Abdul-Rahman) to Islamic name in the most dangerous land as an aid worker of Special Emergency Response and Assistance (SERA).

He was captured by the militants of ISIS at the Islamic State checkpoint in Raqqa, a very violent group of ISIS when he was a convoy delivering all the supplies to a hospital in Deir Ezzour, Syria. He had started as an aid worker since 2012.  At the spring break,  he flew to the Lebanon while he was studying of political science at the Butler University and he soon moved to  Syria, Turkey as an EMT to help wounded ones to save their lives and take care of refugees of Syrian’s civil war in many ways as well.

His parents, Ed and Paula Kassig heard about his captivity through a friend, but the militants threatened to kill their son unless keep in secret.  They kept a secret of their son in captivity in Syria for more than a year.

Last June, Peter sent an email to his parents about not knowing when would he be ended ho his time and how.  According to his parents, “If I do die, I figure that at least you and I can seek refuge and comfort in knowing that I went out as a result of trying to alleviate suffering and helping those in need.”

The fifth Western hostage was beheaded  by the ISIS and the group said it would kill him because of the U.S. bombing campaign in Syria.

On Sunday, his parents asked people not to focus on his murder and to keep ” his legacy alive.”
“We perfer our son is written about and remembered for his important work and t
he love he shard with friends and family, not in the manner the hostage takers would use to manipulate Americans and further their cause,” Ed and Paula Kassig  said in a statement reported by the Indianapolis Star.
After his capture,Kassig remained strong in letters he wrote to his parents, saying, “all in all I am holding my own.”
“I hope that this all has a happy ending but it may very well be coming down to the wire here, and if in fact that is the case then I figured it was time to say a few things that need saying before I have to go,” Peter wrote.  ” Don’t worry Dad, if I do go down, I won’t go thinking anything but what Iknowto be true. That you and mom love me more than the moon and the stars.”
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