ISNA Rep Quoted in the Indianapolis Star: A Glimmer of Hope for ISIS Hostage Kassig?

As of Friday, Nov. 7, Ed and Paula Kassig still hadn’t received word about the fate of their son.But more and more, with each passing day, that’s beginning to seem like a good thing. It’s been 371 days now since Indianapolis native Abdul-Rahman Kassig, then known as Peter, was captured by jihadists in Syria. Thirty-five days since a masked militant with the Islamic State group threatened to behead him. Previous targets of the group known as ISIS lasted 20 days or less once such a threat had been issued on video via the Internet.But the absence of a new video from ISIS — and a flood of support from Muslims here and abroad — has given rise to something that seemed far-fetched 35 days ago.Hope — albeit a cautious one....

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