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Journalist Steven Sotloff, beheaded by Islamic State murderers in video shown on Sept. 2, 2014.

American freelance journalist James Foley was allegedly beheaded by an Islamic State terrorist, which was captured on video and released through social media by the Islamic State.

After beheading Foley, the executioner threatened the United States that unless it withdraws from Iraq, another American journalist, who also appears in the video, will face the same fate.

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The video has not yet been verified by officials, and it was removed from the Internet.

The Islamic State organization released the grisly footage of a man in black with his face covered and speaking with a British accent, who then appeared to cut off the head of the hostage, Foley.

Foley was missing since November 2012. At the time he disappeared, Foley was covering the war in Syria. It is unknown at this time where the video was taken.

Before being executed, Foley read a statement that blamed America for his death.

“I call on my friends, family and loved ones to rise up against my real killers, the U.S. Government. For what will happen to me is only a result of the complacency and criminality.” Foley also told his brother who is in the U.S. military, that he and his colleagues were responsible for his death.

When Foley completed his statement, the terrorist looked directly at the camera and spoke to U.S. President Barack Obama.

“So any attempt by you, Obama, to deny the Muslims their rights of living in safety under the Islamic Caliphate will result in the bloodshed of your people.” And then he cut off the man’s head.

The video released by the terrorist group was titled “A Message to America.” It was posted on social media sites.

SECOND AMERICAN JOURNALIST THREATENED

After killing Foley, the murderer then grabbed another U.S. prisoner, believed to be journalist Steven Joel Sotloff. The murderer said the prisoner’s life “depends on Obama’s next decision.”

Foley had worked for various media outlets such as the PBS NewsHour, the Global Post, and NBC News.  He was 39 years old.

Sotloff’s work appeared in Time magazine, Foreign Policy, as well as elsewhere. He was kidnapped in early August of 2013 and was also believed to have been held in Syria.

According to Sotloff’s Facebook page he is from Florida and graduated in 2005 from the University of Central Florida. His last address was listed as Benghazi, Libya.

In 2011, Sotloff was a fellow with the Washington, D.C. think tank the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.

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Lori Lowenthal Marcus is a contributor to the JewishPress.com. A graduate of Harvard Law School, she previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: Lori@JewishPressOnline.com

31 COMMENTS

  1. Obama you had better do something to stop your so-called islamic brotherhood….do you really think that they are going to receive you into their group as some king that you seem to imagine in your imagination/sick mind that you are…..think again,you will no doubt be one of the first ones that they take your own head off of your shoulder’s no doubt after they make you watch what they will do to your own wife+children…..get your head out of the clouds,you are a foolish pawn,a mere tool,to them in order for them ,as an example what they’ve done like with Abbas pertaining to Israel,only to get their evil foot in the door of America.You are foolish to ever think that you will be honored by any of them….Don’t you forget they hate all American’s+you were born here,were you not?Plus they consider America as the so-called, as they stated the great satan….therefore,you as the leader over this Nation…..who do you think they will come after first? YOU!….You need to REPENT of your vain-glory idea’s wake up from your thoughts+imagination of being some pharoah king….snap out of it get on your face before the True Adonai Creator of all+REPENT of your rebellion against Him.And truly receive Yeshu’a Jesus the Christ as the Messiah our SOON COMING KING of all kings+LORD OF ALL lords John 3:16; Isaiah 53; Rom.10:9,10; Do not think for a moment that if you continue to follow the very same course your on+you don’t Repent that you will go unpunished for your own sin of idol worship+for misusing your position as President to turn this Nation against Adonai causing it to ,fall with your evil islamic muslim faith worshipping your false god allah satan! ……Wake up America! Get on your face before the Holy Heavenly Lord John 3:16; Open your eye’s your ears….THIS IS FOR REAL!

  2. Nothing allegedly about this horror. My prayers go out to this mans family and friends. What a terrible thing to see your family member or friend suffer. Lord help us if these maniacs get loose in Western civilization. All stops should be removed to rid this from the earth, but we are too busy in the nations attempting to remove the One True Gods influence in our Countries. Well that gives us a realistic view of a society without the compassionate and gracious God of the Bible.

  3. This people are real savages!!!! And the scary thing is that a lot of them were born and raised in the west!The whole western world must join forces in order to defeat these lunatics once and for all! If we keep doing half jobs they will always come back. Maybe with a different name but always the same mission.

  4. Please let's try to honor this man who lost his
    life in a horrific manner. Regardless of his poli-
    tical views. There is a mother grieving for a son,
    There let's show respect for the dead. People can
    express their political views on an other forum.

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