Kassig, 26. changed his first name to Abdul Rahman after becoming a Muslim while in captivity.
The meaning of Abdul literally and normally means "Slave of the," but English translations also often translate it to: "Servant of the."
Rahman (Arabic: رحمان, Raḥmān) is an Arabic male name. It is the elative of Raḥim, based on the triconsonantal root R-Ḥ-M. In Islam, the name ar-Raḥmān, meaning "The Beneficent, The Most Merciful in Essence, The Compassionate, The Most Gracious" is considered most special of the Names of God in Islam. Rahman can be short for Abdur Rahman "servant of al-Rahman"; i.e. "servant of God". With nisba, the name becomes Rahmani and is used as a surname.
Kassig/Rahman is the 5th Westerners to be beheaded in this current cycle of ISIS murders.
Peter Kassig's middle name is Edward.
On November 16, 1272, while travelling during the Ninth Crusade, Prince Edward becomes King of England upon Henry III of England's death, but he will not return to England for nearly two years to assume the throne.