Saturday, September 13, 2014

UK Probes Claims of New 'Beheading' Video

The Independent:
UK: Militants from the Islamic State (IS) group released a third beheading video late on Saturday night, appearing to show the murder of British aid worker David Haines. The film was titled “Message To The Allies of America” and appeared to show Mr Haines, who Isis threatened to kill in a previous video, kneeling in the desert. 
Foreign Office staff issued a statement that they were urgently trying to verify the authenticity of the film but the presentation bore similarities to previous Isis films. Speaking to the camera, the hostage identified as Mr Haines, 44, says: “I would like to declare that I hold you David Cameron entirely responsible for my execution.” He later adds: “Unfortunately it is we, the British public, who will pay the price for our parliament’s selfish decisions.” 
Just as in the earlier videos released by Isis which showed the beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff in recent weeks, a man clad all in black speaks in the film before Mr Haines is apparently beheaded. The man blames the United Kingdom for its involvement with the United States in the fightback against Isis in Iraq and Syria.
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