The Islamic terrorist group ISIS, also identifying themselves as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, has released a fourth beheading video, executing another British aid worker who had been providing humanitarian assistance in Syria.
The video, entitled “Another Message to America And Its Allies,” begins with footage of a news report outlining the British Parliament’s vote to approve airstrikes against ISIS. It then shows the same backdrop as the last three videos, with UK citizen Alan Henning kneeling on the ground next to a masked man dressed in black.
‘I am Alan Henning,” he says. “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.”
The executioner, referred to by some as Jihadi John, then likewise blames the British Parliament for Henning’s death.
“The blood of David Haines was on your hands, Cameron,” he states, referring to UK Prime Minister David Cameron. “Alan Henning will also be slaughtered, but his blood is on the hands of the British parliament.”
The ISIS fighter then steps forward to behead Henning, and the screen turns to black. Henning’s body is then seeing lying on the ground.
In the footage, the executioner threatens that U.S. Army vet Peter Kassig is next to be killed. Kassig is seen in the video dressed in an orange jumpsuit like Haines.
“Obama, you have started your aerial bombardment of Shams (Syria), which keeps on striking our people,” the masked man states, “so it is only right that we continue to strike the neck of your people.”
Kassig, 26, had been kidnapped last year in Syria while working for the relief organization that he founded to provide aid to refugees.
“The brutal murder of Alan Henning by ISIL shows just how barbaric and repulsive these terrorists are,” Cameron remarked in a statement following the release of the video. “Alan had gone to Syria to help get aid to people of all faiths in their hour of need. The fact that he was taken hostage when trying to help others and now murdered demonstrates that there are no limits to the depravity of these ISIL terrorists.”
Barack Obama also spoke out against Henning’s killers.
“The United States strongly condemns the brutal murder of United Kingdom citizen Alan Henning by the terrorist group ISIL,” he said. “Mr. Henning worked to help improve the lives of the Syrian people and his death is a great loss for them, for his family and the people of the United Kingdom.”
“Standing together with our UK friends and allies, we will work to bring the perpetrators of Alan’s murder, as well as the murders of Jim Foley, Steven Sotloff and David Haines, to justice,” Obama continued. “Standing together with a broad coalition of allies and partners, we will continue taking decisive action to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL.”
British aid worker David Haines was murdered by the organization last month, and American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff lost their lives as well in being beheaded by ISIS.