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Obama and Cameron condemn brutal murder of British captive Alan Henning

Saturday, October 4th 2014 - 10:44 UTC
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Prime Minister David Cameron said that the “brutal murder shows how barbaric and repulsive these terrorists are”. Prime Minister David Cameron said that the “brutal murder shows how barbaric and repulsive these terrorists are”.

President Barack Obama condemned on Friday the “brutal” murder of British captive Alan Henning on Friday, saying the United States would bring those responsible to justice.

 “Standing together with a broad coalition of allies and partners, we will continue taking decisive action to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL,” he said in a statement, referring to the Islamic State jihadist group that killed the aid worker.

In a video released by the group in response to US-led air strikes against it, a masked IS fighter beheads Henning and threatens a US captive, aid worker Peter Kassig.

The footage, almost identical to three previous execution films released by the group, inspired revulsion around the world and drew a stark warning from Obama and Britain`s Prime Minister David Cameron.

“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,” Obama said in the statement.

“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.”

American reporters Foley and Sotloff, and Haines, a British aid worker, were all previously executed on camera.

From London Prime Minister David Cameron said that the “brutal murder shows how barbaric and repulsive these terrorists are”.

“My thoughts and prayers tonight are with Alan’s wife Barbara, their children and all those who loved him.

”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.

“We will do all we can to hunt down these murderers and bring them to justice”, c concluded PM Cameron.

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  • CabezaDura2

    “Standing together with a broad coalition of allies and partners, we will continue taking decisive action to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL,”

    Who is this coalition ?? I mean common more than nominal vocal support...

    It's your fault Cameron. US-UK relations is like a “friends with benefits” arrangement. And you know who the female is in the equation..

    Oct 04th, 2014 - 10:59 am 0
  • Anbar

    “”“Who is this coalition ?? I mean common more than nominal vocal support...
    ”“”

    Argentina and “the rest of the world” when discussing the Falklands....

    Oct 04th, 2014 - 11:02 am 0
  • LEPRecon

    Well CD the 1st British hostage was murdered before the British decided to get involved. In fact it was as a direct result of the 1st murder that the British Parliament voted to bomb IS.

    Oh, and your reference to “friends with benefits” is completely incorrect. Remember when the US wanted to bomb Syria last year? They were all up for it. The British Parliament voted against it, and so the US didn't bomb Syria because they British wouldn't back them.

    It seems that the US requires British help from time to time, just as the British requires the help of the US from time to time. That's what it means by being allies.

    As for this second murder, it isn't going to change the British publics determination to have them hunted down like the animals they are. In fact it will make them British more determined to do it, and may even open the avenue to having British troops on the ground.

    I doubt IS is brave enough to fight someone who is more than willing to fight back. Like all cowards they'll run away and turn to terrorist tactics because they aren't man enough to stand toe to toe with their enemies.

    Oct 04th, 2014 - 11:05 am 0
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