Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron reacted to the beheading video of British aid worker David Haines by saying, “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. We will do everything in our power to hunt down these murderers and ensure they face justice, however long it takes.”
As reported by the Daily Mail, the video that was released on Saturday shows a kneeling man blaming David Cameron for his execution:
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 your 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 in the end will pay the price for our Parliament’s selfish decisions.
An Islamic State militant with a British accent then says in the video that “This British man has to pay the price for your promise, Cameron, to arm the Peshmerga against the Islamic State.”
The militant continues, saying:
Ironically, he has spent a decade of his life serving under the same Royal Air Force that is responsible for delivering those arms. Your evil alliance with America, which continues to strike the Muslims of Iraq and most recently bombed the Haditha Dam, will only accelerate your destruction, and playing the role of the obedient lapdog, Cameron, will only drag you and your people into another bloody and unwinnable war.
The footage then shows what is believed to be the body of Mr Haines. Another hostage, believed to be British, is then paraded. The militant adds: “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.”