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Islamic State Beheads British Aid Worker In Another Chilling Video

The Islamic State has released a new video that apparently showed another execution of British aid worker David Haines and threatened to kill another British citizen, Alan Henning.

The video, entitled “A Message to the Allies of America”, showed striking similarities to the first two executions of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff: Haines, wearing an orange jumpsuit, kneeling beside a masked English-speaking executioner, Vice News reported.

Clearly under duress, Haines said: “I would like to declare that I hold you, David Cameron, entirely responsible for my execution.

“You entered voluntarily into a coalition with the United States against the Islamic State. Unfortunately, it is we the British public that in the end will pay the price for our Parliament’s selfish decisions.”

The black-clad executioner, appears to be the same person who executed Foley and Sotloff, warned that the United Kingdom’s alliance with the U.S. would only “accelerate” the country’s “destruction.”

Haines, 44, was working for French non-government organization Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) when he abducted by militants in near Syria’s Turkish border in 2013. He was from Perth, Scotland and has two children.

The Daily Mail reports Haines was a veteran relief worker–he has worked in several conflicts in the Middle East and Africa and also served during the Balkan war.

British Prime Minister David Cameron condemned the execution and called it as an act of “pure evil.”

“The murder of David Haines is an act of pure evil. My heart goes out to his family who have shown extraordinary courage and fortitude,” he said in a tweet.

“We will do everything in our power to hunt down these murderers and ensure they face justice, however long it takes.”

President Barack Obama also denounced the “barbaric murder” of Haines and stood by its strong alliance with Britain.

“The United States stands shoulder to shoulder tonight with our close friend and ally in grief and resolve,” The White House statement read. “We will work with the United Kingdom and a broad coalition of nations from the region and around the world to bring the perpetrators of this outrageous act to justice, and to degrade and destroy this threat to the people of our countries, the region and the world.”

On Wednesday, Obama declared war against ISIS and said airstrikes against the militants in Iraq would extend to their stronghold in Syria.

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