The brother of David Haines, the British hostage murdered by Islamic State militants, said he does not blame Islam for the killing.
“I have become aware of a number of verses in the Koran that I feel particularly apt at this time,” Mike Haines told reporters.
He then read:
Since good and evil cannot be equal, repel thou evil with something that is better
– KORAN CHAPTER 41, VERSE 34
He added: “The Muslim faith is not to blame for Isil, nor is it the fault of people of Middle Eastern descent. The attraction of complete control and the use of terror as an implement of population control has a widespread appeal to many disenfranchised throughout society.”