INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Three public services including a community-wide celebration on Sunday have been announced for an Indiana aid worker who was beheaded by Islamic State militants.
A news release distributed by the family of Abdul-Rahman Kassig (AHB'-duhl RAHK'-muhn KAS'-ihg) says the Sunday event led by Christian and Muslim faith leaders and including tributes by his friends and mentors will be held at 5 p.m. at Clowes Memorial Hall on the Butler University campus in Indianapolis.
It says Muslim prayers also will be held for Kassig Friday afternoon at the Al Huda Foundation mosque in Fishers and at 6:45 a.m. Saturday evening at the Campus Center at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
Kassig was captured Oct. 1, 2013, while delivering aid in Syria. The White House confirmed his death Sunday.