Evidence ISIS May Have Already Beheaded Fourth Victim

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September 15, 2014 12:05pm PST

The latest gruesome video released by ISIS shows the brutal beheading of British aid worker David Haines. In their usual routine, ISIS paraded another hostage in front of the camera whom they intend to be their next victim, should the government fail to stop them before it’s too late. This prisoner, next in line to be slain by the notorious Jihadi John, is Alan Henning.

As intelligence officials race to locate Henning where he is being held by ISIS militants, there is a possibility that he could have been killed by the terrorist organization already.

In an odd twist, the Islamic State made a public apology to it’s followers after the release of American journalist Steven Sotloff’s beheading video. Apparently, a core ISIS member had accidentally released the footage ahead of schedule.

This public apology was quickly upstaged in the press by other pressing matters, however, it may hold important clues imperative to uncovering certain factors of the terrorists’ operations.

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The fact that ISIS apologized for releasing the footage of Sotloff’s beheading early means that they are likely killing hostages, then posting the videos of their respective beheadings well after the fact. In other words, we know when the videos were released, but unfortunately we do not have any knowledge of when they were recorded. We know that Henning was alive when Haines was beheaded, but theoretically, ISIS could have beheaded him shortly after killing Haines. Since we don’t know exactly when Haines, Sotloff or Foley were killed, Henning might have been beheaded by now, with ISIS biding their time until releasing footage of the event.

Another important angle for authorities to address is the fact that followers of the Islamic State may be privy to the beheadings before the videos are released. Why else would the terrorists have issued an apology? If no one new that the beheading of Steven Sotloff had taken place besides Jihadi John and the camera man filming it, then there would be no reason to admit to the error. The same way ISIS uses social media to disperse their propaganda materials in order to seek out new recruits, intelligence officials should use social media to pin point those who are following ISIS and may have knowledge of their movements.

If Henning is still alive, and we whole-heartedly hope that he is, he is likely being held in one of ISIS’ tunnels in Raqqa. One thing is certain; the search for Henning and other Western hostages must persist until he and his colleagues are found.

Do you think there is still time to find British aid worker Alan Henning? Give us your take in the comments section.

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