What Makes The Latest ISIS Beheading Video So Different
A newly released ISIS videos shows the aftermath of the beheading of American aid worker Peter Kassig.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | November 17, 2014
In a video released Sunday, ISIS announced the beheading of American aid worker Peter Kassig. He’s now the fifth Western hostage murdered by the group. (Video via WRTV)
This video, which we’re not showing out of respect for Kassig’s family, is different from the others. It doesn't show the actual beheading, and Kassig is also not shown reading a final statement as the other hostages did.
There are a few theories as to why. The Telegraph suggests Kassig might have tried resisting his captors. One of his friends told the paper: "I think he refused. He was a man of principle and wouldn't give into intimidation from thugs."