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Alan Henning warrants special attention

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Submitted by Anon. (Israel), Oct 7, 2014 at 09:56

He seems to have been an Al-Qaeda supporter, as were his friends, all of whom seemed to be young men with wild beards. Their transportation was inscribed with the name of an Al Qaeda terrorist sentenced to dozens of years in prison and one of their aims was to obtain her release. Ultimately he was killed as a common infidel, but his 'appreciation' of Islam extended well beyond that of men like Foley.

Of course the Islamists he supported weren't Islamic State, but we can understand what these Islamists with their ragged beards meant when they said he's innocent and called for his release. Innocent not because he's a civilian but because he was actively helping Islamists.

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Yes, news to me too. [128 words]D B BurrillFeb 21, 2015 06:36221864
I didn't know this. [25 words]Mark CarltonFeb 16, 2015 17:55221112
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3The tragedy of Kayla Mueller [133 words]dhimmi no moreFeb 11, 2015 11:05221005
2"Do you have any idea how offensive that is? [60 words]LudvikusJan 16, 2015 11:44220417
1Alan Henning warrants special attention [117 words]Anon.Oct 7, 2014 09:56218518
Supporters....or fools? [150 words]Fred BaehrSep 21, 2014 18:01218101
1Lousy Outlook, Lousy Friends [68 words]DaveAug 26, 2014 16:26217439
1Termination of Benevolent Patronage - With Prejudice [480 words]M. ToveyAug 26, 2014 15:44217437

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