July 30, 2020

Young: ISIS Killers of Hoosier Peter Kassig and other Americans Must Be Brought to Justice

WASHINGTON – Today, during a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) addressed the murders of Peter Kassig and three other Americans who were kidnapped and lost their lives at the hands of ISIS terrorists. Senator Young pressed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the need to bring the terrorists to justice.


In October 2013, Indiana native and former Army Ranger, Peter Kassig was on a mission of mercy, delivering humanitarian aid to the suffering people of Syria when he was taken hostage by ISIS.  After months of torture and hardship by ISIS terrorists, and in spite of his embrace of Islam, he was brutally beheaded. The three other Americans killed by ISIS included James Foley, Steven Sotloff, and Kayla Mueller.


“Since that time, some of the murderers, known as ‘the Beatles’ have been killed in U.S.-led drone strikes, but others remain at large and must be brought to justice. I believe that the United States government should work tirelessly, independently and with the cooperation of allies, to hunt down the killers of these Americans and bring them to justice here in the United States of America,” said Senator Young in the hearing. “Mr. Secretary, do you agree with me?”


“I do, and you should know that the President of the United States agrees as well,” said Secretary Pompeo in the hearing.


To watch Senator Young’s full remarks during today’s hearing, click here.