David Haines’s Brother: ISIS Representing Extremism, Not Islam

David Haines’s Brother: ISIS Representing Extremism, Not Islam

British hostage David Haines.
British hostage David Haines was beheaded by an ISIS militant.

The brother of British hostage David Haines murdered purportedly by the ISIS terrorist group issued Sunday a tearful video statement about growing religious radicalization in which he quoted a verse from the holy Quran, stressing that ISIL representing extremism, not Islam.

“We are seeing more and more radicalization in every walk of life. It is not a race, religion or political issue, it is a human issue,” Mike Haines told British media, AFP reported.

His voice breaking with emotion, Haines read out a passage from the Quran saying: “Since good and evil cannot be equal, repel thou evil with something that is better.” (41:34)

He added: “The Muslim faith is not to blame for ISIL, nor is it the fault of people of Middle Eastern descent.”

Aid worker Haines was kidnapped in Syria in March 2013.

His murder was revealed in a video released late on Saturday by ISIL terrorists.

“ISIL are extremely dangerous and pose a threat to every nation, every religion, every politics, every person,” Mike Haines added.