Imam Asim Hussain
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Alan Henning 'a national hero', says imam

Manchester Central Mosque has condemned the murder of Alan Henning, calling him a "local and national hero."

A video purporting to show the 47-year-old being beheaded has been released by Islamic State (IS) militants.

Imam Asim Hussain said, "The killing of Alan Henning was a cowardly and criminal act of appalling brutality, by a group who do not represent Islam at all."

Mr Hussain said they will remember Mr Henning as "a tireless and selfless humanitarian aid worker."

  • 04 Oct 2014
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