A video has emerged tonight showing the ISIS killing a man believed to be British Aid worker David Haines from Perth, Scotland.
A spokesperson from the Foreign Office said:”We are aware of the video. We are working urgently to verify the content. If true, this is another disgusting murder. We are offering the family every support possible. They have asked to be left alone at this time.”
David Haines was taken by Islamic State militants in March 2013.
The video entitled, “A Message to the Allies of America,” opened with UK Prime Minister David Cameron talking about working with the Iraqi government and allied Kurdish Peshmerga forces to defeat Islamic State.
“This British man has to pay the price for your promise, Cameron, to arm the Peshmerga against the Islamic State,”
Alex Salmond said:”It should be remembered that Mr Haines was in the region as an aid worker helping local people. His murder will be totally condemned by all people with any sense of humanity.
Our thoughts, sympathies and prayers are with the family members and friends of Mr Haines who have demonstrated both dignity and courage over the past months.”
David Haines said in the video: “My name is David Cawthorne Haines. I would like to declare that I hold you, David Cameron, entirely responsible for my execution. You entered voluntarily into a coalition with the United States against the Islamic State, just as you’re predecessor, Tony Blair, did. Following a trend amongst our British Prime Ministers who can’t find the courage to say no to the Americans. Unfortunately, it is we, the British public, that will in the end pay the price for our Parliaments selfish decisions.”