WASHINGTON (AP) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations has condemned what it calls the “barbaric murder” of an American aid worker who was apparently beheaded by Islamic State group militants.
The Washington, D.C.-based Muslim advocacy organization issued a statement Sunday denouncing the purported killing of 26-year-old Peter Kassig and other civilians.
CAIR says it repudiates “the anti-Islamic ideology that produces such brutality.”
The Islamic State group released a video Sunday in which a militant claims to have beheaded Kassig, who was captured last year while helping victims of the Syrian civil war. The Associated Press couldn’t immediately verify the video’s authenticity, but it was released in the same manner as other IS videos.
Kassig’s relatives say they’re awaiting government authentication of the video.
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