U.S. Captive Threatened in ISIS Video Helped Refugees

An Indianapolis man threatened in the latest ISIS video release is a former Army Ranger who served in the Iraq war before founding a humanitarian organization, Special Emergency Response and Assistance (SERA), to help refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria, NBC News reported. Abdul-Rahman Kassig, 26, who changed his name from Peter, was threatened at the end of a video showing the beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning. Kassig was captured on Oct. 1, 2013 while doing work for SERA and has since converted to Islam, his family said.

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