November 17, 2014

The War Over Peter Kassig’s Name

ISIL beheaded aid worker and former Army Ranger Peter Kassig Sunday, the fifth time the group has killed an American and posted a video of the act online. But while ISIL called Kassig by his English name, Peter, the White House kept calling him “Abdul-Rahman,” in an effort to portray ISIL as the murderer of Muslims. “ISIL’s actions represent no faith, least of all the Muslim faith which Abdul-Rahman adopted as his own,” the White House said in a statement. “Today we grieve together, yet we also recall that the indomitable spirit of goodness and perseverance that burned so brightly in Abdul-Rahman Kassig, and which binds humanity together, ultimately is the light that will prevail over the darkness of ISIL.” The media reported Kassig converted to Islam after he was captured by ISIL, perhaps in an attempt to avoid death. Bobby Ross Jr. at Get Religion asked if that conversion was genuine – ISIL thought not. The White House saw the death of “Abdul-Rahman” as an opportunity to frame the debate between the West and ISIL for people in the Middle East. More…

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