British aid worker Alan Henning has been beheaded by the ISIS and he is now becomes the second British citizen who has died gruesomely at the hands of these terrorists according to BBC world service. Mr. Henning was a taxi driver who was 47 years old from Eccles, Greater Manchester had been held captive in Syria for nine months by IS militants felt so moved by the plight of Syrian Refugees he decided to give his time to them, but unfortunately he was taken captive and then sold to ISIS.
Plea for his release were made by the family of Mr. Henning and his wife Barbara also said "he was working with Muslims to help the most vulnerable within Syria. We are at a loss why those leading Islamic State cannot open their hearts and minds to the facts surrounding Alan's imprisonment and why they continue to threaten his life."
Also several leading Muslim leaders also called for his release, but now it is too late. The request signed by several Imams across the UK said "In Islam, concern for fellow humans and the duty to help everyone is a religious obligation"
"Anyone undertaking a humanitarian act is paving his or her way to receive help from heaven," the letter said adding, "In contrast, the senseless kidnapping and despicable threats to Henning cannot be justified anywhere in the Quran and the Sunnah (Prophetic traditions)".
"The un-Islamic fanatics are not acting as Muslims. They are perpetrating the worst crimes against humanity. This is not Jihad — it is a war against all humanity. The Holy Quran says that 'Whosoever kills a human being, it is as if killing the entire human race; and whosoever saves a life, saves the entire human race'".
Prime Minster in a statement said "My thoughts and prayers tonight are with Alan's wife Barbara, their children and all those who loved him. Alan had gone to Syria to help get aid to people of all faiths in their hour of need. The fact that he was taken hostage when trying to help others and now murdered demonstrates that there are no limits to the depravity of these IS terrorists. We will do all we can to hunt down these murderers and bring them to justice."
It seems the authenticity of the video is still being checked by the Foreign Office and they said “We are aware of the video and are working urgently to verify the contents. If true, this is a further disgusting murder. We are offering the family every support possible; they ask to be left alone at this time". But from past experience it seems the video is authentic.
Also in the video another captured American Peter Kassig has been shown as ISIS prisoner who could be the next victim.