Muslim leaders condemn killing of Alan Henning

Muslim leaders in the Midlands have condemned Islamic State militants after they released a video appearing to show the murder of aid worker Alan Henning.

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Fellow aid worker says he is 'heartbroken' over the killing of Alan Henning

Majid Freeman, a fellow aid worker and friend of Alan Henning, told ITV News Central he is 'devastated and heartbroken' over his friends killing.

Muslim leaders in the Midlands have condemned Islamic State militants after they released a video appearing to show the murder of aid worker Alan Henning.

Majid described how he was 'angry and frustrated' and believed the government should have done more to help.

Alan Henning's work described as reflecting the teachings of the Qu'ran

Alan Henning's work in Syria has been described as 'closer to the teachings of the Qu'ran than whatever ISIS stands for'.

Suleman Nagdi, from the Leicestershire Federation of Muslim Organisations told ITV News Central that Alan will remain a 'British hero' to their organisation and a person they will never forget.

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Muslim leaders condemn killing of Alan Henning

Muslim leaders in the Midlands have condemned Islamic State militants after they released a video appearing to show the murder of aid worker Alan Henning.

Muslim leaders have condemned Islamic State militants after they released a video showing the death of Alan Henning Credit: PA

As millions of Muslims across the UK prepare to mark Eid al-Adha today, the Birmingham-based chief executive of Faith Associates, Shaukat Warraich, called for special remembrance prayers to be held.

The Muslim community is devastated at the news that the humanitarian worker has been murdered by these barbarians.

He was a friend of the Muslim community, Syrian and Iraqi people. His senseless murder proves that ISIS is beyond the pale and doesn’t listen to reason.

The fact that they have chosen to do this at the time of Eid as millions of Muslims are joining together in prayer as a celebration of unity only goes to show their complete evil and barbarity.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Alan Henning at this most difficult time.

– Shaukat Warraich

It comes after a vigil was held in Leicester yesterday calling for the release of all Islamic State hostages, including Mr Henning.

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