- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 8, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A message sent on the Twitter account of the mother of an American aid worker threatened with beheading in Syria asks to talk to the chosen caliph of the Islamic State about her son’s fate.

A message sent Wednesday evening by Paula Kassig of Indianapolis is addressed to the Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. It says “I am trying to get in touch with the Islamic State about my son’s fate. I am an old woman, and Abdul Rahman is my only child. My husband and I are on our own, with no help from the government. We would like to talk to you. How can we reach you?”

Twenty-six-year-old Abdul-Rahman Kassig was helping victims of the Syrian civil war when he was captured last year.

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