Muslims in Britain have condemned the beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning, saying the government could have done more to secure his release.
“I think the UK government could have done a lot more to help Alan Henning and to bring him back. I mean if we look at the Turkish hostages, the Turkish government managed to bring them back and the British government, who are a powerful government, who are a recognized government and who are a internationally acclaimed government should have done a lot more to bring Alan back,” Manchester Central Mosque’s Imam Asim Hussain said on Saturday.
The Muslim Council of Britain, UK’s biggest Muslim organization, has also blasted Henning’s decapitation by the Takfiri terrorists, calling it a “despicable and offensive “act, on Saturday.
“It is quite clear that the murderers of Alan Henning have no regard for Islam, or for the Muslims around the world who pleaded for his life,” said Secretary General of the council Shuja Shafi.
“Alan was a friend of Muslims, and he will be mourned by Muslims,” he said, adding, “Alan Henning’s murderers have clearly gone against that spirit of Islam. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”
Henning’s friends and colleagues blame British Prime Minister David Cameron and the government for not having done enough to protect him.
Also on Saturday, Several hundred people staged a demonstration in Britain to express their resentment over the country’s involvement in the US-led airstrikes against the positions of the ISIL Takfiri militants in Iraq.
The march came a day after ISIL terrorists released a video purportedly showing the beheading of Henning in revenge for the British government’s decision to join the US-led coalition against the militants.
The footage was the fourth of such videos released by the Takfiri terrorists, the other three showing the beheadings of two US journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and British aid worker David Haines.
The Takfiri terrorists currently control parts of eastern Syria and Iraq’s northern and western regions. They have threatened all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Izadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.