WorldViews: French wonder if Islamic State executioner is one of their own

By Rick Noack, Adam Taylor, November 17, 2014

On Sunday, the Islamic State released video of the beheading of Abdul-Rahman Kassig, previously known as Peter, a U.S. aid worker. Kassig is the fifth Western hostage and third American who have have been killed by the extremist group that controls large areas of Iraq and Syria. His death was a blow for many around the world, including not only Kassig's family and friends, but also anyone who cared about the humanitarian ethos that brought the young man to Syria.

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