Date: 04/10/2014

4 OCTOBER 2014.
There is ONE story that dominates the thught and discussion in the West today. The beheading of Alan Henning by fanatics of Islamic State yesterday.Please draw your own inferences & deductions about the vulnerable divided HINDU nation in South Asia confined in new borders since August 15, 1947 that could not throw out the deadly “cancer” despite amputations.



Alan Henning 'Beheaded By Islamic State' Prompting Horror And Condemnation Worldwide
The Huffington Post UK/ PA/AP | By Charlotte Meredith

"What a world," the president of the UN Security Council said late last night as the world reacted with horror and condemnation to the brutal murder of British aid worker Alan Henning.

Footage of the savage execution of the 47-year-old former taxi driver from Salford - who was kidnapped last December in Syria by IS militants - was posted on the internet by the group on Friday night.

Friends say Henning was never involved in politics or talked about current affairs or religion, and was a cheerful, happy personality, always eager to help others.

Henning's family gave this picture to the Foreign Office

As the world reacted with shock to his beheading, Prime minister David Cameron vowed to "hunt down" the terrorists responsible, French president Francois Hollande spoke of his "outrage" at the killing and US president Barack Obama condemned the "brutal murder".

The UN Security Council's president, Argentine Ambassador Maria Cristina Perceval, also sharply condemned the video, calling the killing a "heinous and cowardly murder."

The video "once again demonstrates the brutality" of the Islamic State group, she said, stressing that council members believe that "such continued acts of barbarism perpetrated by ISIL do not intimidate them, but rather stiffen their resolve" that countries, especially in the affected region of Syria and Iraq, must come together to counter such terrorist groups.

It also stressed that the Islamic State group "must be defeated and that the intolerance, violence and hatred it espouses must be stamped out."

The council's rapid response to the video, within a few hours of its release, reflected the international community's growing alarm at the recent series of beheadings and a special concern over the death of a humanitarian aid worker.

The Prime Minister, meanwhile, said his killing "shows just how barbaric and repulsive these terrorists are", and promised to "do all we can to hunt down these murderers and bring them to justice".

Cameron is this morning meeting with officials from the intelligence agencies, the military and the Foreign Office at his official country residence Chequers to discuss the killing, Downing Street said.

The distressing footage shows Henning kneeling beside a knifeman dressed in black in a desert setting.

It is the second such murder of a UK hostage after fellow aid worker David Haines was killed last month.

Two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff, were also beheaded by the terrorist organisation, which is also known as Isil.

The video of James Foley sent shockwaves around the world

The Prime Minister, who last night arrived back in the UK after visiting British troops including those engaged in air strikes on IS in Iraq, said: "The brutal murder of Alan Henning by Isil shows just how barbaric and repulsive these terrorists are.

"My thoughts and prayers (tonight) are with Alan's wife Barbara, their children and all those who loved him.

"Alan had gone to Syria to help get aid to people of all faiths in their hour of need. The fact that he was taken hostage when trying to help others and now murdered demonstrates that there are no limits to the depravity of these Isil terrorists.

"We will do all we can to hunt down these murderers and bring them to justice."

The gruesome video appears to show Henning, who is dressed in orange, say: "I am Alan Henning. Because of our Parliament's decision to attack the Islamic State, I, as a member of the British public, will now pay the price for that decision."

The killer, who speaks with a British accent and is believed to be the man responsible for the previous beheadings, then makes a direct statement to the Prime Minister: "The blood of David Haines was on your hands, Cameron. Alan Henning will also be slaughtered, but his blood is on the hands of the British Parliament."

The video then apparently shows the jihadist alongside an American hostage identified as Peter Kassig.

Kassig first visited Beirut on a college spring break trip. What the former Army Ranger from Indiana saw there prompted him to return, the next time as a medical assistant and humanitarian worker hoping to offer blankets, food and medical care to victims of the region's conflicts.

He founded a nongovernmental organisation that provided aid for refugees fleeing the civil war in neighbouring Syria. But his work in Lebanon led to his capture by militants on Oct 1, 2013, while en route to eastern Syria.

Addressing the US president, the militant says: "Obama, you have started your aerial bombardment in Sham (Syria), which keeps on striking our people. So it is only right that we continue to strike the necks of your people."

In a statement, Kassig's parents Ed and Paula said: "The Kassig family extends our concern for the family of Alan Henning. We have read about his work and his generous character with great respect and admiration.

"We ask everyone around the world to pray for the Henning family, for our son, and for the release of all innocent people being held hostage in the Middle East and around the globe."

Washington said the killing of Henning "is again yet another just very clear example of the brutality of this group, and why the president has articulated and is moving out in a comprehensive way to degrade and destroy Isil".

Lisa Monaco, assistant to the president for homeland security and counter-terrorism, said: "Our hearts go out to the British aid worker who we believe is in that video and to the remaining hostages and to their families."

The Foreign Office said it was offering the Henning family "every support possible".

The latest video emerged a week after the House of Commons overwhelmingly backed the deployment of British military forces to bomb IS positions in Iraq.

With Labour support, MPs voted by a majority of 481 to endorse joining the US-led coalition confronting the extremists - although extending the mission into Syria is yet to be debated.

RAF jets began bombing missions at the weekend and Cameron earlier announced the deployment of two more Tornado fighter bombers as he visited the Cyprus base from where they are operating.

The two additional GR4s lift the number to eight engaged in raids to support local ground forces, especially Kurdish Peshmerga forces.

Henning was last seen at the end of a video released last month following the beheading of fellow British captive Mr Haines.

His wife Barbara earlier this week pleaded for him to be freed.

"I ask Islamic State: please release him, we need him back home," she said.

"Some say wrong time, wrong place. Alan was volunteering with his Muslim friends to help the people of Syria. He was in the right place doing the right thing."

Mrs Henning revealed she had received an audio message of her husband pleading for his life, and had been told that a Sharia court had found him innocent of being a spy.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg offered his "sincere condolences" to Mr Henning's family, saying: "We are resolved to defeat this evil."

Labour leader Ed Miliband called the murder "appalling and barbaric", adding: "We will do everything we can to support the efforts of the Government to bring those guilty of this terrible act to justice."

The release of the footage came just hours after the father of British journalist John Cantlie, who is being held by IS, appealed for his son's release.

Paul Cantlie and his son, John

Paul Cantlie said in a video from his hospital bed: "To those holding John: please know that he is a good man.

"He sought only to help the Syrian people and I ask you from all that is sacred to help us to allow him to return safely to those he loves and those who love him."

Jd Morgan • Top commenter • Manchester, United Kingdom
Totally dreadful news, Time now for our useless government, (of any ilk) to ban civilians from, in effect, committing suicide by going to these shitholes, no matter how 'humanitarian' their stated aim.

But I suppose the government will find some excuse that says it cannot interfere with individual decisions, I ask why not? It interferes with my choice to drive without wearing a seat belt or crash helmet, or with ten points in my guts, it has no qualms about interfering if I decide to do a thousand things that it deems dangerous or stupid so why not take the task in hand and prevent such happenings as this ,latest atrocity.

Personally I couldn't give a damn if Syrians, Iraqi's and anywhere else die in their thousands for want of help, unless and until they get their own house in order, THEMSELVES, ....we, the ordinary people should keep the hell away from those places and their peoples,
Military involvement is a different matter, I leave that to the government's decision, that is why we elect it.

Personal options need to be removed, and private citizens barred from entering places where such behaviour is common practice.
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Anthony Billington • Top commenter • Fire Service College Moreton in Marsh
We really can't turn our back on the millions of refugees that want nothing to do with these monstrous terrorists organization, if we did then Iraq and Syria could become islamist states in the control of these inhuman things who would think nothing of using Iraq's wealth and arms against neighbouring nations, they could grow like a cancer across the middle East and still have the same inhuman approach to anyone not a Jihadist, just imagine these monsters in control of nuclear weapons, do we still walk away?

Carole Morris • Top commenter • Deal, Kent
Anthony Billington You have a point ; but it is hard to swallow.
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Robert Stokoe • Top commenter
What good have these DIRTY, DIRTY, DIRTY, jihadists, Muslim, cowardly bastards, got out of killing a humanity aid worker who has done nothing but great work delivering aid for war torn countries.......... our heart felt thought at this time of grief are with ALAN HENNINGS family ...... R.I.P. ALAN HENNING
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Avril Greer-Simms • Top commenter • 682 followers
No more humanitarian aid... its way too dangerous, we need to take care of our own first !
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Karen York • Top commenter
Then the Islamic extremists step in to feed and train their future terrorists.
We need to feed these people, educate them and at the same time wipe out the extremists.
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John Gray • Bishops Castle
Karen York Ok, I agree with you. So when are you going?
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Peter Cavellini • Top commenter • Kinross High School
What are we waiting for?,how long are we going to put up with this?
Reply • • 6 • about an hour ago

Gill Barrows • University of Life
To the family of Alan, my heart felt condolences. Rest in peace Alan.
Reply • • 5 • about an hour ago

Willie Sibbald • Top commenter • Works at Sp fabs
Absolutely atrocious , ,why should the world have to put up with this barbaric religious cult, , it's about time it was completely outlawed and made a crime to preach it and speak out openly of their hatred for the people of the country's in which they are , it's just an excuse to be a barbaric b.....d, ,(sorry for the word ,but it's so annoying) governments have the means to stop it , ,many words are being spoken time and time again, ,
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Scott Brannon
What a terrible shame for Alan Henning's family that they have had to go through this, this is simply awful. I would beg any British citizens who are thinking of travelling to these countries to think of your own families at home before travelling abroad. The problem is, if whether we take military action or not, these countries are not suddenly going to become western democracies. The west seem to believe that there is some magic formula to moulding these countries into what we want. The truth is it simply cannot be achieved with or without military action. What western governments are trying to fight is an impossible enemy, you kill extremists and more just replace them, and this will just go on for ever. Why not concentrate on what we can control, concentrate on our own people, our own country and our own problems at home. Ho... See More
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Angie Stock-Christie • Works at Self-Employed
We are sending all healing thoughts to the Henning family on this dreadful news they have to bear at this time. To think such evil exists in this world is an abomination and every one of these brainwashed zealots and murderers need wiping off the face of the earth. For decent people everywhere we ask that the governments of the world unite and stop excuses to shilly shally and hold back. We want action now. I feel ashamed also that Britain let in such people as this Jihadi John who are so full of hate that something needs doing now. David Cameron you keep pledging to do this and to do that but you do very little. Your promises are needed now and not next year, NOW.
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Martyn Turner • Tottenham Technical College
Surely now the time for talking is over. Either an all out no holds barred war against these despicable people or acceptance that they can have their way eventually to take over our world.
Which option would you choose?
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Karen York • Top commenter
The religion of peace enriches the worlds culture again.
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Trace Em • Top commenter
Just a bunch of deluded murderers that are stirring up strife everywhere for everyone and doing it in the name of their allah. I will REFUSE as is my choice to honor islam if ever I am put in the possition where I am being forced to by some terrorist. Alan Hennings was innocent and his blood is the result of jihad john. I wait for good news of his demise
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Trace Em • Top commenter
Jihad johns demise
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Karen York • Top commenter
Where is Peter and his fan club of apologists?
Reply • • 1 • 52 minutes ago

Philip Child
If only there was a way to give ISIL the Ebola virus!
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Carole Morris • Top commenter • Deal, Kent
I am sure it could be done , but how many innocent people would die with the spread of the disease, it would pass to many countries as we have seen already.
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Judy Baugh • Ross On Wye
This is absolutely sickening news. My heart goes out to Mrs Henning and her family at this time. Alan Henning seems to have been a lovely man and did not deserve this. How can we as a nation demonstrate our support for these poor families whose relatives have become unwittingly the victims of this cruelty? I would like to see the nation come together to show their support for the families in some way. Could a national campaign be led by someone to come out in defiance of these barbaric acts and in support of these unfortunate victims, so that the world can see that we do care very much about them. We cannot allow their families to be left alone to grieve - we should help them and ensure that their loved ones' deaths are not allowed to be in vain. I want to see something positive come from it, if only national unity amongst our own different cultures and creeds.
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Robert Lambert • Kidderminster College FE
It's very sad, but expected. These are people who will use innocent people to hold for ransom to extort money from counties trying to help the needy. Then use that money to fund their terrorism and kill more innocent people. This is nothing to do with religion, but religion is used as an excuse for cold blooded murder.
Unfortunately bombing will not solve anything as these people will hide behind human shields, with their weapons.
It will come to land forces once more, or at least special forces to take out their leaders and destroy the chain of command. Then taking on the rest, who are, (quite possibly) the young and easily lead: who think they are fighting a holy war, which of course it is not.
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Jules Derrick • Director at Owner of Derricks Digital Aerials
First of all "Heart felt condolences to Alan's family, words cannot describe what they are going through at this moment, but not just the Nation but the whole World is with you, are love is with you".
As for what is going on over there, we need to stop all aid there, it is far to dangerous for it to continue, I had my account hacked and someone made a comment on here using my account and they used a Hastings Direct phone number and a Website companies email address to threaten me so people it is not just abroad but the threat is here.
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David Clarke • Top commenter • Royal Corps of Signals
RIP Alan Henning. We keep saying this, remember RIP Lee Rigby. Sick of these stories, governments have blood on their hands and the British Muslim Council needs to come out with far stronger views if the so called multi-cultural society is going to believe them
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Vicky Taylor • Works at NHS Trust
If anyone is wondering what IS translates as, it's COWARDS - bullies who pick off unprotected, vulnerable individuals to show their 'power'. Wow, yes, very impressive - another dictatorship regime to bring down - and soon I hope! RIP Alan Henning.
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John Smith • Top commenter • Borstal
This is how Islam was spread originally. The prophet, the messanger of Allah, Mohammed, personally beheaded between 600 and 900 infidels and Muslims are urged to emulate Mohammed; so what can we expect?
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Peter Smith
This is terrible cameron should stop this now and send thousands of troops in on the ground to sworm them you will not do it in the air you no that if it was your son cameron you would send the full army in so do the best thing now and get your men in now
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Ged Gerry • Top commenter • Hartlepool
So David Cameron has gave a speech, more lies and pretending he feels sorry for what has happened. All his fault as to what happened to Alan Henning.
Cameron should get over there with a gun in his hand if he is that sorry.
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Dave Fox • Top commenter • Leeds
What' the Cameroonie do holds a meeting to discuss this event. Bloody the Cameroonie is the Prime Minster , he can and should just declare out right war against these people before they take over the world.
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Duane Bye • Royston, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
How about sending in chipped spies posing as aid workers and tracking them if they get taken and busting these people...maybe it's happening already...
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Pamela Bevan • Top commenter • Conway street birkenhead
Barbarians, they are so brave that they hide their faces. These people are still living in the dark ages.
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Unique Occasions Blackpool • Top commenter • Poulton le Fylde
Why is everyone so shocked.He chose to go and mix with them, what did he expect,a picnic?
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Trace Em • Top commenter
Hennings and Haines are heros
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Helen Gradwell • Top commenter
God bless you Alan. Rest in peace.
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