Alan Henning’s Murder a Despicable Act, Offensive to Muslims

3rd October 2014

Statement from Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain:

“This reported mIraq conflicturder is a despicable and offensive act, coming as it does on the eve of the Muslim festival of Eid Al-Adha. It is quite clear that the murderers of Alan Henning have no regard for Islam, or for the Muslims around the world who pleaded for his life. Alan was a friend of Muslims, and he will be mourned by Muslims. In this period of Hajj and this festival of Eid, Muslims remember the mercy of God and the emphasis God places on human life. Alan Hennings murderers have clearly gone against that spirit of Islam. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”


Notes to Editors:

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