Islamic State claims beheading of British hostage: SITE

An image grab taken from a video released by the Islamic State and identified by private terrorism monitor SITE on September 13, 2014 purportedly shows a masked militant before beheading British aid worker David HainesThe Islamic State jihadist group claimed Saturday it beheaded British aid worker David Haines, in what would be the third such execution in recent weeks, after two US journalists were shown murdered. The Islamist group released a video, available on the website of private terrorism monitoring group SITE, purportedly showing a masked militant beheading Haines. The two-minute-27-second video titled “A Message to the Allies of America” blames British Prime Minister David Cameron for joining forces with the United States, which has said it is at “war” with the jihadists and launched air strikes against them in Iraq. “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 ministers who can’t find the courage to say no to the Americans,” the executioner says in the video.

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