The terrorist organization ISIS beheaded British aid worker David Haines in a video released Saturday. Haines, 44, is the group’s third videotaped beheading victim, following American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff. The video’s executioner appears to be the same British-based militant who taunted President Barack Obama in the first two films.
In this version, ISIS featured footage of British Prime Minister David Cameron, who was the subject of the executioner’s taunts.
“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 Minsters who can’t find the courage to say no to the Americans,” said the ISIS propagandist in the video. “Unfortunately it is we the British public who will pay the price for our Parliament’s selfish decisions.”
The ISIS executioner made specific reference to the U.S. bombing of the Haditha Dam in Iraq in the video. The executioner also vowed to kill a new victim in a forthcoming video: British aid worker Alan Henning, who was shown in orange garb being held by the terrorists.
Cameron called the beheading “an act of pure evil” on Twitter and vowed, “We will do everything in our power to hunt down these murderers and ensure they face justice, however long it takes.”
The new Islamic State video appears to be impossible to find the exact location for, although it’s most certainly the hill around Raqqa
— Brown Moses (@Brown_Moses) September 13, 2014