I know this is not my usual posting style, but the murder of British hostage Edwin Dyer is devastating and all the more reason to sign the below posts petition. It sets a sombre precedent – al-Qaida’s first execution of a British citizen outside of Iraq.
A Briton kidnapped in North Africa has been murdered, reportedly beheaded by al Qaeda terrorists.
Edwin Dyer was executed after Britain rejected demands for the release of fundamentalist cleric Abu Qatada and the payment of a multi-million pound ransom.
The 60-year-old Briton is said to have been killed on Sunday but the details were not released until yesterday.