Councillors condemn hostage murder

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Pendle’s Labour county councillors, Azhar Ali and Mohammed Iqbal, have publicly condemned the murder of aid worker Alan Henning from Salford by ISIS.

The pair, who signed an open letter two weeks ago in a national newspaper, said they were shocked at the murder by people claiming to be Muslims.

Coun. Ali said: “I am very angry that someone who went out to help people in Syria as a human being was kidnapped and then murdered by people using Islam as a cover.

“I would ask that our government makes every effort to bring Alan’s killers to justice in the international criminal court.

“These people are not Muslims, but murderers !”