Especially if you’re an American!!
U.S. Army Ranger threatened with beheading fought in Iraq and then converted to Islam and returned to Middle East to run Syrian aid group
An Iraq war veteran who launched his own aid group to provide medical help for Syrian war refugees has been named as the next potential victim of ISIS.
Former U.S. Army Ranger Peter Kassig, 26, has been confirmed as the latest American hostage to be held by Islamic State militants after he featured at the end of a video showing the beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning.
In the footage, which emerged on the internet tonight, Mr Kassig, from Indianapolis, is shown on his knees next to ‘Jihadi John’.
The young aid worker is being held by the Jihadi who tells the camera that President Obama’s aerial bombardment in Syria means that ‘it is only right to continue to strike the necks of your people.’
In a direct address to President Barack Obama, ‘Jihadi John’ then tells the camera: ‘Obama you have started your aerial bombardment in Sham (Syria) which keeps on striking our people, so it’s only right we continue to strike the necks of your people.’
U.S. officials confirmed this evening that Kassig was being held by Islamic State militants but declined to give any more details of his capture.