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Monday, November 17, 2014

Statement by the President on the Death of Abdul-Rahman Kassig

(The White House)

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release

Statement by the President on the Death of Abdul-Rahman Kassig

Today we offer our prayers and condolences to the parents and family of Abdul-Rahman Kassig, also known to us as Peter. We cannot begin to imagine their anguish at this painful time.

Abdul-Rahman was taken from us in an act of pure evil by a terrorist group that the world rightly associates with inhumanity. Like Jim Foley and Steven Sotloff before him, his life and deeds stand in stark contrast to everything that ISIL represents. While ISIL revels in the slaughter of innocents, including Muslims, and is bent only on sowing death and destruction, Abdul-Rahman was a humanitarian who worked to save the lives of Syrians injured and dispossessed by the Syrian conflict. While ISIL exploits the tragedy in Syria to advance their own selfish aims, Abdul-Rahman was so moved by the anguish and suffering of Syrian civilians that he traveled to Lebanon to work in a hospital treating refugees. Later, he established an aid group, SERA, to provide assistance to Syrian refugees and displaced persons in Lebanon and Syria. These were the selfless acts of an individual who cared deeply about the plight of the Syrian people. ISIL's actions represent no faith, least of all the Muslim faith which Abdul-Rahman adopted as his own. Today we grieve together, yet we also recall that the indomitable spirit of goodness and perseverance that burned so brightly in Abdul-Rahman Kassig, and which binds humanity together, ultimately is the light that will prevail over the darkness of ISIL.

An indignant, jingoistic Barack Obama said yesterday to favorable applause that the evil Islamic State will get its comeuppance in return for its cowardly kidnappings, barbaric assassinations and other appalling deeds of disgusting bloodthirstiness.

"Firstly, I cannot forgive insidious assassinations and savageness like the things done to Abdul-Rahman Kassig.

So now, let us pray.

The well-known Psalm of David states:

'The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.'

Justice will be done. By God, I promise you on behalf of the US Army, Navy and Air Force, I shall untiringly attack and annihilate all identified gangs of Arab activist youths, pagan adversaries and antichristian dissidents who dare to threaten the lives of innocent, peaceful and unarmed US persons everywhere.

Now, let's investigate, find, hunt, stab and destroy those barbarian bastards. As the exhibitionistic barbarian killers are infatuated with barehanded decapitations, they deserve to die in suffering as per usual Sharia Law principles. Screw them!"
(by Jason Lofts)

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