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ISIS Beheads British Humanitarian Aid Worker David Haines

  • Carrie Dedrick
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2014 Sep 15
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Islamic State (ISIS) militants have beheaded another civilian in an act of terrorism. British humanitarian aid worker David Haines was executed in a video that ISIS posted to the internet. 

 

The video, titled “A Message to the Allies of America,” features Haines reading from a script that condemns Prime Minister David Cameron as a coward for joining the global coalition to fight ISIS. 

 

Another British aid worker, Alan Henning is threatened to be ISIS’ next victim, as the executioner is shown grabbing the collar of Henning’s shirt. The executioner, though masked, seems to be the same terrorist that killed American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff. 

 

Cameron responded to the video of Haines’ beheading, calling the act “despicable and appalling.” He said that the UK would “hunt down those responsible and bring them to justice, no matter how long it takes.” 

 

At the same time, British Muslim leaders have called on Cameron and other world leaders to stop referring to ISIS as the Islamic State. 

 

A letter from the Muslim leaders said, ““We do not believe the terror group responsible should be given the credence and standing they seek by styling themselves ‘Islamic State.’ It is neither Islamic, nor is it a State. The group has no standing with faithful Muslims, nor among the international community of nations.”

 

The Muslims suggested that politicians and the media refer to the terrorist organization as the Un-Islamic State, or UIS, so that citizens can differentiate between Islam and the militant radical Islam that ISIS practices. 

 

 

Publication date: September 15, 2014

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