wordpress counter


IT’S NOT JUST IN YOUR MIND!

Kassig’s parents: ‘The one God of many names will prevail’

The parents of Abdul-Rahman Kassig, an aide worker beheaded by ISIL, issued a statement on Monday. . . :

Abdul-Rahman (Peter) Kassig making a food delivery to refugees in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley in this May 2013 handout photo released by his family Nov. 16.

Abdul-Rahman (Peter) Kassig making a food delivery to refugees in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley in this May 2013 handout photo released by his family Nov. 16.

“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.”

SEE COMPLETE TEXT

Be Sociable, Share!




  • Perspective: Is coronavirus a sign from an exasperated God?
  • The new utopians, like the old, are plunging world into 'chaos and hatred'
  • 'Substantial emptiness': Goodbye right and wrong, hello Caliphate
  • 'For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour'
  • The cultural roots of our secularized society: What is Judaism?
  • 'Good-bye America'
  • 'Feel the fear': Youth push climate change