Syrians were allowed to fear or abuse the state, never identify with it. No wonder if they have even clung to unfamiliar groups with terrifying ideologies that provided their basic needs.
The White House released a statement on Sunday confirming the death of Peter Kassig, also known as Abdul-Rahman Kassig, at the hands of Islamic State militants. The official confirmation of Kassig’s death has prompted his family to release a statement in response to the news
Kassig, a 26-year-old U.S. aid worker and ex-Army Ranger, was shown being beheaded by Islamic State militants in a video released on the Internet earlier on Sunday…