Over the weekend, several stories about the Islamic terror organization ISIS made their way to the headlines, and on Sunday, they capped off the weekend by releasing a 16-minute video announcing the beheading of U.S. aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig.
It’s been a little over a year since Kassig, a 26 year-old Islamic convert was captured in Syria. The graphic video features a man with a British accent standing over Kassig’s decapitated head as Kassig’s name is announced (the militant in the video refers to Kassig by his given American name Peter Edward Kassig). On Sunday night, President Obama denounced the slaying as “an act of pure evil”. Meanwhile, British Prime Minister David Cameron said the killing demonstrated the organization’s “depravity” and said he was “horrified” by the video.
ISIS made the news late last week when reports surfaced that the group may be on the verge of trying to join forces with Al-Qaeda. It was discussed quite a bit in the offices at CipherCloud. While the two terror groups don’t see eye to eye on everything, they may be willing to put aside those differences at least temporarily. Rumors also circulated Friday about ISIS potentially planning to develop its own currency as it looks for new ways to fund its terroristic enterprises.