The Islamic State terrorists have beheaded another hostage according to a video released Saturday.
British aid worker David Haines was abducted in 2013, and while the British government attempted to keep his death a secret, it appears to be him in the video, according to Fox News.
British Prime Minister David Cameron returned to his office at 10 Downing Street to formulate a response, according to The Associated Press. In a tweet, he called the action “pure evil” in a tweet sent from his personal account:
The murder of David Haines is an act of pure evil. My heart goes out to his family who have shown extraordinary courage and fortitude.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) September 13, 2014
President Obama released a statement Saturday condemning the murder as “barbaric.”
“The United States strongly condemns the barbaric murder of UK citizen David Haines by the terrorist group ISIL,” the statement said. “Our hearts go out to the family of Mr. Haines and to the people of the United Kingdom. The United States stands shoulder to shoulder tonight with our close friend and ally in grief and resolve.”
“We will work with the United Kingdom and a broad coalition of nations from the region and around the world to bring the perpetrators of this outrageous act to justice, and to degrade and destroy this threat to the people of our countries, the region and the world.”
The victim identified himself as Haines in the video before addressing the camera, saying, “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 your predecessor, Tony Blair, did, following a trend against our British prime ministers who can’t find the courage to say ‘no’ to the Americans,” he said.
When he finishes, the executioner speaks with an English accent, saying to Cameron, “This British man has to pay the price for your promise, Cameron, to arm the pesh merga against the Islamic State.”
“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 militant said.
Watch the report here via Fox News:
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