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Wife of hostage Alan Henning urges IS captors to release him

Barbara Henning, the wife of British hostage Alan Henning, has urged his Islamic State captors to "please release him, we need him back home".

The 47-year-old aid worker was captured by militants in Syria last year and has been threatened with death by his Islamic State captors.

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David Haines' brother: Muslim faith is not to blame

The brother of David Haines, the British hostage murdered by Islamic State militants, said he does not blame Islam for the killing.

"I have become aware of a number of verses in the Koran that I feel particularly apt at this time," Mike Haines told reporters.

He then read:

Since good and evil cannot be equal, repel thou evil with something that is better.

– Koran chapter 41, verse 34

He added: "The Muslim faith is not to blame for Isil, nor is it the fault of people of Middle Eastern descent.

"The attraction of complete control and the use of terror as an implement of population control has a widespread appeal to many disenfranchised throughout society."

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