INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — This weekend, people in central Indiana are asked to help honor the life and sacrifice of Abdul-Rahman Kassig.
Kassig, an aid worker from Indianapolis, was killed by ISIS last Sunday after being held captive in Syria.
A weekend of services started on Friday at a mosque in Fishers. Hundreds gathered, including Kassig’s parents. There, a prominent Syrian cleric called Kassig a hero to Muslims.
All are welcome to attend two other services happening Saturday and Sunday. The Muslim Alliance of Indiana hosted a funeral prayer service Saturday at the Indiana Interchurch Center, located at 1100 West 42nd Street.
Sunday night, family and friends will hold a public memorial service at Clowes Memorial Hall. Members of the Christian and Muslim faiths will lead the service starting at 5 p.m. Kassig attended Butler University and studied political science in 2011 and 2012.
On Sunday, flags at state facilities in Marion County will be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset. Governor Mike Pence is also asking businesses and households to do the same in honor of Kassig.