ISIL terrorists have released a video purportedly showing the beheading of British hostage Alan Henning.
“I am Allen Henning. Because of our parliament’s decision to attack the Islamic State, I, as a member of the British public, will now pay the price for that decision,” says Henning before being killed during the video released on Friday.
Henning, an English taxi driver, was a member of a group of volunteers that traveled to Syria in December 2013 to distribute food and water to people affected by the country’s war.
According to his coworkers, he was abducted the day after Christmas by masked gunmen.
In a reference to British Prime Minister David Cameron, the black-clad executioner says, “The blood of David Haines was on your hands Cameron, Allen Henning will also be slaughtered, but his blood is on the hands of the British parliament.”
A person believed to be US aid worker Peter Kassig is shown at the end of the video and his life is threatened.
This is the fourth such video released by the Takfiri terrorists, the other three showing the beheadings of two US journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and British aid worker David Haines.
Following the release of the video, Cameron condemned the killing.
“The brutal murder of Alan Henning by ISIS shows just how barbaric and repulsive these terrorists are,” he said, using another abbreviation for the ISIL Takfiris.
“We will do all we can to hunt down these murderers and bring them to justice,” Cameron added.
The US White House also issued a statement, saying, “The United States strongly condemns the brutal murder of United Kingdom citizen Alan Henning by the terrorist group ISIL.”
Meanwhile, Press TV conducted an interview with Hamid Golpira, a journalist and political analyst from Tehran, on the objectives of the Takfiris who are executing their captives one by one.
“Some say the people controlling them are trying to create a bad image of Islam and also to create what we call managed chaos in the region. So, their stated objectives are not their real objectives,” Golpira said.
“You can’t just execute prisoners; these people are not even combatants, they were not even soldiers… it’s not allowed in the Islamic law. In the Islamic law you can’t even uproot a tree in warfare for no reason because that’s considered part of something that benefits humanity. Even a tree. So killing a person who is not an active combatant is definitely forbidden in Islam,” Golpira stated.
The political analyst went on to say that the ISIL Takfiris “are the poster child for Islamophobia. They are helping it in every way by doing these things that are forbidden in Islam. But some of the general public, the less educated general public, in the Western world doesn’t really know the difference. So when propaganda is to do know the difference, you use them as s tool to say, ‘Oh, well look these Muslims are out of control. These Muslims are doing terrible war crimes.’ And then they try to make it seem like it is actually part of Islam; amongst a certain set of people in the Western world and other places who are not informed about the details of Islam, they are successful.”
“So in that matter the ISIL doing war crimes, doing crimes against humanity, conducting all these acts… is just handing ammunition to people who want to make Islamophobic propaganda,” Golpira said in conclusion.
The Takfiri terrorists currently control parts of eastern Syria and Iraq’s northern and western regions. They have threatened all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Izadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.