Memorial services planned for slain Hoosier ISIS captive


Abdul-Rahman (formerly Peter) Kassig

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FISHERS (Nov. 21, 2014) – A memorial service will honor an Indianapolis native killed after being held hostage by the terror group ISIS.

Abdul-Rahman (formerly Peter) Kassig was killed over the weekend after being captured by the group. Kassig had been working to provide humanitarian aid in civil war-stricken Syria.

The Al Huda Foundation will host the service for Kassig. His family and friends are expected to attend.

The service is open to all faiths, organizers said. It’s scheduled to start at 1:10 p.m. at the Al Huda Foundation, 12201 Lantern Rd., Fishers.

It’s one of three services to be held for Kassig. Butler University will hold a memorial Sunday at 5 p.m. at Clowes Hall. The Muslim Alliance of Indiana plans another on Saturday at 6:45 p.m. at Indiana Interchurch Center, 1100 W. 42nd St.

Gov. Mike Pence has directed all state facilities in Marion County to fly their flags at half staff from sunrise to sunset Sunday in Kassig’s memory. He’s also asking businesses and residents to do the same.

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