Ter informatie van al diegenen die blijven roepen dat moslims afstand moeten nemen van ISIS, in The Guardian enkele reacties op de onthoofding van de Engelsman Alan Henning:
Meer dan honderd prominente mosilimleiders hebben opgeroepen om Henning vrij te laten:
Many in the UK Muslim community had been hoping the aid convoy volunteer might be freed on the eve of the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha. Vigils had been held in his home town and more than 100 high-profile Islamic leaders had appealed for him to be released.
Over de timing van het bericht van de onthoofding, precies op het tijdstip dat de viering van Eid al-Adha was ingegaan:
Harun Khan, deputy secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain – the largest Islamic organisation in the UK, representing more than 500 organisations – said: “Yesterday was a huge day of significance because it was the day when people will seek forgiveness and salvation. It’s a time of peace, this was really shocking to a lot of people. If Isis really wanted to win the propaganda war, they would have released Alan. They are not really Islamic: nobody recognises them, and they are hijacking the religion.”
Men denkt zelfs dat die timing niet toevallig is geweest en eerder een provocatie:
Julie Siddiqui, former head of the Islamic Society of Britain, said her mosque in Slough, Berkshire, was packed on Saturday morning with 900 people “appalled” at the murder.”Everybody is sickened by this,” she said. “Why did they decided to announce it when they did? Some of us, naively, thought Alan might even have been released on Friday. They chose a day of reflection, when many were thinking of peace forgiveness, thinking about others. There is a genuine feeling that they did it deliberately, it seems too much of a coincidence.”
Film-maker Bilal Abdul Kareem, who helped in the negotiations when he was first captured, also accused Cameron of not doing enough to help. He added that Isis knew the strength of opposition to the murder, but chose to “spit in the Muslims’ eye to show them who is boss”.
Zelfs Al Qaida had Henning bevrijd willen zien:
He [Bilal Abdul Kareem] revealed that a representative of al-Qaida had appealed to the fighters holding Henning to let him go just four days after they picked him up. “Nobody outside of Isis thought this was a good idea. Nobody thought that it was OK to do this,” he said. “The al-Qaida representative went to go down and try to talk to them
Suleman Nagdi, of the Federation of Muslim Organisations, heard the news after returning from a vigil for Henning in Leicester. “We have to disassociate from the two words Islamic and State,” he said. “There is nothing Islamic about these individuals, nor is it a state.
Nou, is dat genoeg afstand?