Published On: Tue, Oct 7th, 2014 on 3:50 pm

Muslim Women’s Council slam ISIS after Alan Henning murder

Alan Henning

Aid worker Alan Henning

A Bradford-based council has voiced outrage at the brutal murder of aid worker Alan Henning by ISIS militants.

In a statement issued today, the Muslim Women’s Council labelled the perpetrators, who also go by the name of Islamic State (IS), as ‘devoid of humanity’.

Bana Gora, chief executive of the Muslim Women’s Council, said: “The brutal and despicable murder of aid worker, Alan Henning is condemned by Muslims in Bradford and around the world.

“The fact that it has been committed on the holiest of days for Muslims, the Hajj, on the eve of Eid Al Adha shows the clear disregard and contempt that the perpetrators have for Islam.

“They are devoid of humanity and should be subjected to the strongest possible action. Alan Henning was carrying out humanitarian aid work in the region and should have been treated accordingly. Our condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”

British taxi driver Mr Henning was murdered by militants after a video was released showing his beheading by a man with a British accent.

The father of two teenagers had taken unpaid leave from his job, and time away from his family, to join an aid convoy delivering vans full of aid to the northwestern city of Idlib.

He was kidnapped half an hour after crossing the border.

Mr Henning’s family and friends said he had been deeply affected by Syria’s humanitarian crisis, and had already taken part in an earlier aid mission on behalf of Rochdale Aid 4 Syria.

Photos of Mr Henning captured by ISIS prompted an outcry from people across the world who called for him to be released.

People also used the Twitter hashtag #FreeAlanHenning, but their calls went unheeded.

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Hasan Faridi

- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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  1. feroz says:

    why do muslims have to condemn everything, like it was there fault? i never saw christians apologising for jimmy saville, the ku klux klan and the westboro baptist church.

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