Peter, later known as Abdul-Rehman, Kassig
Peter, later known as Abdul-Rehman, Kassig

The murder of Peter Kassig, an American aid worker who has been purportedly beheaded by an Isis militant, is "an affront to Islam", according to a society that represents British imams.

Releasing a statement following the publication of a video which appears to show Kassig, known as Abdul-Rahman after converting faith, being killed, the chief executive of Faith Associates said:

The murder of Abdul-Rahman Kassig is an affront to Islam. The murderous criminals are a stain on humanity and their wicked ways must be stopped.

To take the life of another, one whose life has been dedicated to providing aid to our brothers and sisters suffering in Syria, Iraq and the surrounding regions further highlights the inhumane, revolting and un-Islamic terrorists for what they really are.

  • Shaukat Warraich, chief executive of Faith Associates
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