Parents hope Kassig will be 'remembered for his important work'

  • Parents of murdered ISIS hostage, Peter Kassig say they hope he will be 'written about and remembered for his important work and the love he shared with friends and family'. 
  • Aftermath of the aid worker's apparent beheading shown in new video released by ISIS on Sunday; parents urge media not to distribute video or images from the militants. 
  • U.S National Security Council says it is working to confirm the veracity of the footage.
  • In earlier letter to his parents, Kassig wrote: 'If I do die, I figure that at least you and I can seek refuge and comfort in knowing that I went out as a result of trying to alleviate suffering and helping those in need'. 

Kassig letter (Vox)