ISIS Strikes Again: British Hostage David Haines Beheaded As ‘A Message To The Allies Of America’
ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, has reportedly beheaded a third captive in Syria. This time it was a British aid worker named David Haines.
The group claimed on Saturday that it beheaded Haines, who’s untimely death comes following the recent brutal beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, which were meant as retribution for ongoing U.S. airstrikes in Iraq against ISIS positions.
As is the way of ISIS, the gruesome murder of the innocent British aid worker was filmed and posted by a private terrorism monitoring group called SITE, which purports to show a masked militant beheading David Haines, in a similar fashion to the way Foley and Sotloff were beheaded
AFP reported that the barbaric video clip, which runs for a total of two minutes and 27-seconds, is aptly entitled, “A Message to the Allies of America,” and it directly blames British Prime Minister David Cameron for joining forces with the United States.
In the video the masked ISIS executioner can be heard stating, “You entered voluntarily into a coalition with the United States against the Islamic State, just as your predecessor Tony Blair did, following a trend amongst our British prime ministers who can’t find the courage to say no to the Americans.”
The masked man, who by most accounts is the same person who executed Foley and Sotloff, warned the British government that their alliance with America will “accelerate your destruction” and will drag the British people into “another bloody and unwinnable war.”
David Haines, who was born in Scotland, was 44-years-old at the time of his death. He was taken hostage in Syria in March, 2013, and kept in captivity by ISIS since then.
Haines had been working for the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development, an international relief charity, and was involved in all kinds of humanitarian work in the Balkans, parts of Africa and elsewhere in the Middle East.
It remains to be see what level of outrage and condemnation the beheading of Davis Haines will get when, no doubt, the British Prime Minister gathers his thoughts and addresses the nation in the same way Barack Obama addressed America following the beheading of Steven Sotloff.