ISIS beheading of Briton 'barbaric', says Egypt FM

Ahram Online, Sunday 14 Sep 2014

Egyptian foreign ministry condemns beheading of British aid worker in Syria by ISIS

David Haines
A still image taken from a purported Islamic State video released September 13, 2014 of British captive David Haines before he is beheaded (Photo: Youtube)

The Egyptian foreign ministry has condemned the beheading of British hostage David Haines, who was kidnapped by ISIS militants in Syria last year.

"This was a barbaric and terrible act that is totally incompatible with the teachings of the Islamic religion," the statement said.

Foreign ministry spokesperson Badr Abdel-Ati stressed the importance of international cooperation to combat terrorism.  

On Saturday, US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Egypt`s president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to discuss plans for an international anti-terrorism coalition.   

Haines is the third Westerner beheaded in recent weeks by ISIS, which has seized wide swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq.

The group killed a US journalist, James Foley, last month, before it beheaded another journalist, Steven Sotloff, earlier this month.


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