The parents of Abdul-Rahman Kassig, an aide worker beheaded by ISIL, issued a statement on Monday. . . :
“Our hearts are battered, but they will mend. The world is broken, but it will be healed in the end,” Paula Kassig, mother of Peter Abdul-Rahman Kassig, told the public in a press conference at her church in Indianapolis. “And good will prevail as the one God of many names will prevail.”
The younger Kassig, 26, was captured by the terrorist organization in 2013 while on his way to Syria. . . . After leaving the army in 2007 due to medical reasons, he realized he wanted to do more.
“I was going to school with kids who look the same, were the same age as me, but we weren’t the same,” he told CNN in 2012. “I wanted more of a challenge, a sense of purpose. I am not a doctor. I am not a nurse, but I am a guy who can clean up bandages, help clean up patients, swap out bandages, help run IVs, make people’s quality of life a little bit better. This is something for me that has meaning, that has purpose.”
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