October 22, 2014

Will ISIS Bloodlust Lead it To Murder Abdul Rahman Kassig?

My new friend Houston Baghdadi tells me that

Rahman means mercy and GOD (ALLAH) IS THE MOST MERCIFUL and Abdul means "Slave Of"
So Paul Kassigs taken Muslim name is Slave of Mercy.

al-Nusra Front Jihadist Abu Omar Aqidi and Abu-Dunja who's name even I recognize from the boards is both claim Mr Kassig treated them both after Syrian regime attacks on the al-Nusra Front and to execute him would be an act of murder under Islam.

Telegraph:

Abdul-Rahman Kassig, the American Muslim convert and aid worker formerly known as Peter, has been named by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant as the next victim in their series of videoed murders of British and American captives.

Isil members warned on Twitter that Mr Kassig was to be killed on Wednesday, as a "deadline" passed for meeting their demands that America call off its bombing campaign.

But the Isil threat to Mr Kassig has caused dissent from within the ranks of the jihadists' own community, with a number of Islamists speaking out in support of him, particularly because of his conversion.

Abu Omar Aqidi, a prominent member of al-Qaeda faction Jabhat al-Nusra, said in a public statement that he had been told Mr Kassig was the medic who treated him and other fellow jihadists.

Salah ad-Din Refsdal, 51, who was born Paul Refsdal said: "People have suggested that Caliph Ibrahim is not informed that some of his followers are planning to murder Abdul Rahman Kassig.

"That must clearly be the case. Having studied Islam extensively he for sure is aware of how enormous of a sin it would be to murder a brother who just converted to Islam."

Mr Refsdal cited an Islamic ruling condemning the killing of Muslim converts, adding that Baghdadi: "must therefore do the only right thing and stop his followers from murdering our brother Abdul Rahman Kassig".

which puts ISIS between a rock and three hard spots. Cornered by its own bravado into either keeping its word and losing Islamic legitimacy or freeing Mr. Kassig to do his work.

By Howie at 06:56 PM | Comments |