Brother of Beheaded British man and British Prime Minister both say ISIS not Islamic

British citizen David Haines became the third westerner beheaded by ISIS Muslims for YouTube. Shortly thereafter, his brother released a video claiming that David’s death had nothing to to with Islam:

Like the two men beheaded before him – James Foley and Steven Sotloff – Haines appeared to be sympathetic to the Muslim cause. According to multiple sources, Haines spent several years as a humanitarian aid worker for French and German NGO’s. His focus was the plight of “Muslim communities”.

British Prime Minister David Cameron seemed to echo the sentiment of Haines’ brother. While issuing a statement, Cameron said the following:

“They claim to do this in the name of Islam. That is nonsense. Islam is a religion of peace.”

The video statement from Cameron below was issued on the same day it was reported that the Muslim community in Great Britain sent him a letter suggesting that he stop using the term “Islamic State” to describe the group. Instead, he was instructed to use the term “Un-Islamic State”. A strong statement from Cameron would have been to refer to the group as “Islamic State” in this video but he did not. He referred to the group as “ISIL”, which stands for “Islamic State in the Levant”.

As reported, by abstaining from using the term “Islamic State”, Cameron is actually granting a victory to the signatories of the letter sent to him by the British Muslims:


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