Someone at work brought up to me the other day the fact that Peter Kassig, the former Army Ranger and humanitarian aid worker, was a muslim convert. I was at a bit of a loss to explain this as I had not previously been aware of his conversion. I found out a little more today, however.
He converted while in captivity. This is important. He didn't convert while he was a free man. His parents claim that he wasn't forcibly converted, that he was thinking about it prior to his captivity, but I don't see the relevance. He may or may not have converted to Islam, but he was beheaded as an American, in an effort to prevent America from interceding against a brutal religious movement.
The reality is that a Methodist aid worker allegedly converted to Islam while a captive of ISIS, and now is being celebrated as a Muslim hero under the name Abdul Rahman, including by the President.
What a load of rubbish.