MFA Strongly Condemns ISIS For The Beheading Of Another Aid Worker

Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement today about the most recent beheading of a US aid worker by ISIS.

Peter Kassig, also known as Abdul-Rahman Kassig, is the 5th westerner to have been beheaded by the militants. Mr Kassig, 26, was an aid worker who had been taken captive in October of 2013.

In captivity, he converted to Islam and he took on the name Abdul-Rahman.

ISIS announced Mr Kassig’s death in a longer 15 minute video in which they showed the beheading of another 14 men claimed to be people who were loyal to the Syrian President. Bashar al-Assad.

In the video, ISIS also threatened to kill more US citizens in the streets of America.

MFA wrote in their statement about the video: “Singapore strongly condemns the repeated brutality of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), most recently manifested in the murder of American aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, also known as Peter Kassig. We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr Kassig, and reiterate our call for all hostages held by ISIS to be released immediately.

This latest incident reinforces the urgent need for the international community to work together to counter the threat posed by ISIS and other terrorist groups. We need a comprehensive strategy to contain and weaken ISIS, and tackle the roots of extremism. As a member of the multinational coalition against ISIS, Singapore will do our part to combat this terrorist scourge.”



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