Parents of ISIS Hostage Speak Out on NBC’s ‘TODAY’

Peter Alexander Sits Down with the Parents of Abdul-Rahman Kassig Paula Kassig on Her Son: “We haven’t abandoned him” Interview To Air on NBC’s TODAY Tomorrow, Monday October 13

NEW YORK – October 12, 2014 – Paula and Ed Kassig, the parents of American ISIS hostage Abdul-Rahman Kassig, sat down with NBC News’ Peter Alexander in an interview to airtomorrow, Monday, October 13 on TODAY.  Paula Kassig told Alexander: “We haven’t abandoned him.”

The full quote follows. If used, please credit NBC’s TODAY with air-date of Monday, October 13. The video will be available on tomorrow after the interview airs.

Paula Kassig to Peter Alexander:

“I’m hoping that he will somehow hear of some this – and of other conversations we’ve had or other times we’ve spoken in public. That way he will know that we haven’t forgotten him. We haven’t abandoned him. And we certainly do love him.”


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