IS(IS) har – ikke uventet – offentliggjort en ny video med en grufull avlivning, denne gang av det britiske gisselet Alan Henning.
If the video is found to be authentic, Henning will be the fourth western hostage to have been killed by the group, following the video-taped beheadings of US journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and Scottish aid worker David Haines.
Timingen er ikke tilfeldig:
The latest crime comes after the UK launched air strikes against Isis, joining the US and its Arab allies – Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the UAE – which had been targetting the group for several days.
Billedspråket og propagandavinklingen er som før:
At the end of the video, entitled A Message to the Allies of America, Haines’ killer was seen holding Henning by the collar of the orange jumpsuit in which he was dressed, and saying, in his distinctive London accent: “If you, Cameron, persist in fighting the Islamic State, then you, like your master Obama, will have the blood of your people on your hands.”
The Guardian: Isis video shows murder of British hostage Alan Henning