The #JSIL idea was created by Alternet’s Senior Writer, Max Blumenthal, and the concept expanded upon by the independent journalist Rania Khalek
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For 15 pictures on the timeline of “Emergence of IS” and quote. SOURCE: Independent
Imams and other influential figures had joined forces to appeal to the terrorists to release the aid worker, a former taxi driver from Salford who left his job to travel to Syria to take help to victims of its civil war.
Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, said: “This reported murder is a despicable and offensive act, coming as it does on the eve of the Muslim festival of Eid Al-Adha.
“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.
“Alan was a friend of Muslims, and he will be mourned by Muslims.
What Alan Henning beheading video tells us about Islamic State
In one sense, Isil’s latest beheading video represents just more of the terrible same: another victim in an orange jumpsuit, the same black-clothed, black-masked executioner with a London accent, the same grotesque conclusion.
As with the three men before him, Alan Henning is forced to address the camera, then there is an aggressive speech by “Jihadi John”, or however we want to term him, and then again the next victim is paraded before us.
This video raises more questions than it answers, though, for those curious about the jihadis’ motivation.
It is much shorter, at just over a minute. It feels rushed. The speeches are not lengthy: Mr Henning just says enough to link what is about to happen to him to the vote in the House of Commons approving the bombing of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant positions in Iraq on September 26.
The jihadi’s angry threats to “Obama” are in the same style, but equally short. Only two things are given the same attention as in previous videos: the lead-in, which is always taken from western news clip, this time reporting the vote to go to war by the House of Commons last Friday, and the close-up of the body.