Some Ulama have issued a nuanced statement for Alan Henning which is more likely to free him than the childish and provocatively worded, borderline takfiri “not in my name” campaign, which seems to be more like a campaign to gain acceptance from the neocon government than an actual attempt to free Alan and the ridiculous letter by Usama Hasan produced in the Sun, as if Baghdadi reads the Sun. In Iraq. If Usama Hasan is completely despised by the UK Muslim community, how does he think some gun-weilding loonies will listen to him? If anything it will fuel their rage against stooges like him.
Interestingly, the Ulama are of a Salafi/Hambali understanding, which places the counter-extremism specialists in a spot of dilemma, as the “Salafi ideology” is often blamed for motivating alleged acts of terrorism and then thoroughly smeared in the media as a proxy attack against Islam, yet here we have probably the best call to ISIS for them to release Alan Henning. More evidence of the failed counter-extremism industry driving neocon bigotry.