United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron made no secret that he wants to lead the effort against ISIS in the Middle East following another grisly beheading video, this time of British aid worker David Cawthorne Haines. Cameron gave a press conference following the release of the video that condemned the Islamic extremist group ISIS, saying that they were “not Muslims but monsters,” according to The Daily Mail.
“We will hunt down those responsible and bring them to justice no matter how long it takes… This is not something we can do on our own. We have to work with the rest of the world… But ultimately, our security as a nation — the way we go about our everyday lives in this free and tolerate society that is Britain — has always depended on our readiness to act against those who stand for hatred and how stand for destruction. And that is exactly what we will do.”
It is probable that Haines is the latest addition to the beheading videos at the hands of “Jihadi John”, the nickname in the press for the man behind the videos. It is believed that the man is actually a British rapper named Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary. Cameron noted the especially disturbing nature of David Cawthorne’s beheading video knowing that it was at the hands of a fellow countryman.
“People across this country will be sickened by the fact that it could have been a British citizen, a British citizen, who could have carried out this unspeakable act.”
President Barack Obama also spoke out against the David Cawthorwne’s beheading video, saying that despite the fact that Haines was British — it was also an attack on American freedom, reported CBS.
“We will work with the United Kingdom and a broad coalition of nations from the region and around the world to bring the perpetrators of this outrageous act to justice, and to degrade and destroy this threat to the people of our countries, the region and the world.”
Despite the emotionally charged moment, Haines’ brother David also spoke to the BBC to distance the horrible execution inflicted on his brother David Cawthorne Haines from the religion of Islam. He appeared on BBC to read a passage from the Koran that he said was “particularly relevant to his family at the time.”
“The Muslim faith is not to blame for [ISIS], nor is it the fault of people of Middle Eastern descent. The attraction of complete control and the use of terror as an implement of population control has a widepsread appeal to many disenfranchised people throughout society, as you can see by the amount of foreign nationals – not just British that are fighting for [ISIS] My family and I agree with the government that we need to identify those travelling to fight with Isil and hold them responsible for their actions.”
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