Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry on the Murder of Abdul-Rahman Kassig:

"Abdul-Rahman Kassig, also known to us as Peter, was a young American who personified the values of altruism and compassion which are the very essence of his adopted religion of Islam. This was a young man who traveled to one of the world's most dangerous places to care for the innocent victims of a bloody conflict, and fearlessly dedicated himself to helping those in need. There can be no greater contrast than that between Abdul-Rahman’s generosity of spirit and the pernicious evil of ISIL." ~ John Kerry