Mother of native Hoosier captured by ISIS continues to plead for son’s release


Abdul-Rahman Peter Kassig

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Oct. 23, 2014)– The mother of an Indianapolis man held captive by ISIS has reached out on Twitter again in an effort to save her son’s life.

The most recent message came Thursday, and read:

“We have tried to contact you directly to plea for the life of our only son, Abdul Rahman Kassig, and have not received any response. Please tell us what more we can do so that Abdul Rahman may continue to serve and live his life in accordance with the teachings of Islam.”

The message was also tweeted in Arabic.

Their son, Abdul-Rahman Kassig, 26, was providing aid in Syria when he was captured. ISIS identified Kassig, formerly known as Peter, as its next target for execution. He’s been held by ISIS for more than a year.

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