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article imageAlan Henning's wife: Islamic State hiding behind religion

By Amanda Byas     Nov 22, 2014 in World
Alan Henning, the assassinated British aid worker’s wife has criticized the terror group, the Islamic State for hiding behind religion while carrying out their crimes.
The 47-year-old taxi driver, Mr. Henning, back in December while delivering food and supplies to Syrian refugees.
On October 3rd, a video showing Henning being beheaded by the Islamic State was posted, just a few weeks after David Haines, a fellow British aid worker was also murdered by the terror group.
Barbara, Mr. Henning’s widow said the Islamic State is “hiding behind a peaceful religion to carry out their crimes against humanity. We know this because we have seen the outcry from Muslims across the globe, condemning their behavior. I only hope that we can bring these people to justice or that they receive the justice they deserve in the next life. No god would ever condone the killing of innocent people."
Mrs. Henning was speaking at her husband’s memorial service on November 22nd. Over 400 friends and family members were at Eccles Parish Church, including David Haines’ daughter Bethany and his brother Michael.
Yellow ribbons lined the town center and the churchyard in memory of Alan and many of the crowd wore yellow ties and scarves. Later, a memorial plaque will be revealed in Mr. Henning’s honor.
Mrs. Henning told the attendees: "We will never forget Alan but we must also never forget the reason he went to Syria and the way he was taken from us for being what we should all be - selfless and caring. My thoughts are with the families of James Foley, Steven Sotloff, David Haines and Peter Kassig and I hope and pray that James Cantlie will be released and returned to his family so they are spare the horror."
In the meantime, funds have been set up in Mr. Henning’s honor, raising over £30,000. David Cameron, the Prime Minister said he will consider a bid by Mr. Henning’s local MP to have him recognized with national honor.
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