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ISIS Beheads Kenji Goto

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has released a video purporting to show the beheading of Japanese freelance journalist Kenji Goto on Saturday.

Goto, 47, was a freelance TV journalist. He went to Syria to try and free his friend Haruna Yukawa, who was beheaded by ISIS last week when Japan did not pay the terrorists $200 million in ransom.

Speaking to the camera, the British-accented terrorist informally dubbed by the media as Jihadi John, says in the video:

“To the Japanese government: You like your foolish allies in the Satanic coalition have yet to understand that we by Allah’s grace are an Islamic Caliphate with authority and power, an entire army thirsty for your blood. [Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo] Abe, because of your reckless decision to take part in an unwinnable war, this knife will not only slaughter Kenji but will also carry on and cause carnage wherever your people are found. So let the nightmare for Japan begin.”

Goto is seen kneeling in an orange prisoners’ jumpsuit in front of the black-clad executioner, before footage of his decapitated body is shown.

Goto, captured on October 25, 2014, is survived by his wife Rinko Goto and his two baby daughters, ages 2 and five months old.

The video hasn’t been officially authenticated by Japan yet, but it resembles previous beheading videos and members of the intelligence community say there is no reason to doubt it.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned the murder, vowing to work with other nations to bring those responsible to justice. “I feel strong indignation at this inhumane and contemptible act of terrorism,” Abe said in brief remarks to journalists. “I will never forgive these terrorists. Japan will work with the international community to bring those responsible for this crime to justice,” he said, repeating his prior statement that Japan would not give in to terrorism.

The cabinet was to convene in Japan in an emergency meeting following the publication of the video Saturday night on the internet. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters, “I cannot help feeling strong indignation that an inhuman and despicable act of terrorism like this has been committed again. We resolutely condemn this.”

U.S. officials were also trying to confirm the authenticity of the video along with officials in Japan.

Bernadette Meehan, a spokesperson for the U.S. National Security Council, told reporters, “We have seen the video purporting to show that Japanese citizen Kenji Goto has been murdered by the terrorist group ISIL. The United States strongly condemns ISIL’s actions and we call for the immediate release of all the remaining hostages. We stand in solidarity with our ally Japan.”

There was no mention in the 60-second video about the fate of Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh, who was being held with Goto. Jordan has said it cannot release a female Al Qaeda terrorist suicide bomber in a prisoner swap as ISIS has demanded, without proof that Kasasbeh is still alive.

Japan, Jordan Unite on ISIS Hostage Crisis

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Two hostages – one each from Japan and Jordan – may die soon if their respective governments don’t pay a handsome sum to ransom them.

A new video uploaded by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist organization appearing to show Japanese freelance journalist Kenji Goto and a Jordanian pilot held with him, proclaims the two will die in 24 hours unless Jordan frees terrorist Sajida al-Rishawi from death row.

Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh was captured after his jet crashed in northeastern Syria this past December (2014) during a bombing mission against ISIS.

Goto’s friend, 42 year old Haruna Yukawa was beheaded last week after a previous 72-hour ransom deadline expired. ISIS had demanded $200 million in exchange for that hostage.

In the new clip, the man speaking states, “She (Rishawi) has been a prisoner for a decade and I’ve only been a prisoner for a few months. Her for me, a straight exchange.”

Rishawi, an Iraqi, has been on death row for years in Jordan for her involvement in a suicide bombing that took the lives of 60 people in 2005.

Japanese government spokesperson Yoshihide Suga was quoted by The Guardian as saying Tuesday in response, “In this extremely tough situation, we are continuing as before to request the cooperation of the Jordanian government to work toward the immediate release of Mr. Goto.”

The Kyodo news agency quoted unnamed officials who said Jordan has been in contact with ISIS through a third party about negotiating a deal for the release of the two hostages. Jordan’s King Abdullah II, however, was quoted as telling a Jordanian newspaper that the case of the Jordanian pilot “tops the country’s priorities.”

The United States meanwhile is adamantly opposed to any prisoner swaps with ISIS, let alone the payment of ransoms to that or any other terror organization.

Japan Responds to ISIS with Black Humor

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Japan is a very resilient nation, and they’ve chosen to respond to ISIS’s threats and blackmail demands with black humor. They’ve taken the photos that ISIS released and reworked them into various memes:

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ISIS Reportedly Executes a Japanese Citizen

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

ISIS released a tape in which it announced the execution of a Japanese citizen, Haruna Yukawa.

A video of the second hostage, Kenji Goto, was released, as he was holding a photo of the beheaded Japanese man.

ISIS has been holding 2 Japanese citizens hostage.

ISIS had demanded $200 million in ransom from Japan for their release.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his rage and demanded the release of the hostages.

ISIS Ultimatum to Japan: $200 Million or Execution of Two Japanese Citizens

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

The Islamic State (ISIS) has released a video in which it demands $200 million from the Japanese government to save the lives of two its citizens being held hostage.

The ransom matches the same sum of money that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged last week for non-military assistance to countries fighting the ISIS.

“Should we leave terrorism or weapons of mass destruction to spread in this region, the loss imparted upon the international community would be immeasurable,” said Abe, who by coincidence or not is visiting in Israel at the time ISIS posted its ultimatum.

The hostages were identified as journalist Kenji Goto Jogo and private military contractor Haruna Yukawa, who traveled to Syria for unknown reasons.

The audio in the video, which YouTube has banned, features a British-accented man, probably the same barbarian who beheaded other hostages.

He said to Japan in the video, “You have proudly donated $100 million to kill our women and children, to destroy the homes of the Muslims.” The actual amount was $200 million, which the ISIS badly needs to funds is operations in the wake of falling revenues from the plunge in the price of oil, on which it has depended for revenues.

The ISIS has attracted members from all over the world, including Japan. An Israeli official has said that nine Japanese citizens have joined the ranks of the ISIS.

 

 

 

 

2 Beheaded Men Found in Sinai

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Egyptian police announced that the found the bodies of 2 beheaded men in their 30s in northern Sinai. No other information is available at this point.

ISIS Threatens to Behead American Aid Worker

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Islamic State terrorists are about to make an American female aid worker their next beheading victim, according to the Daily Beast.

The ISIS organization of murderers posted a video this week showing the beheading of American aid worker Peter Kassig, and the last known American hostage taken by ISIS is a 26-year-old woman.

Unlike previous videos, it does not show the next intended victim, but woman is the last American hostage in ISIS hands.

The Daily Beast reported, “A former U.S. counterterrorism official said that before ISIS decides what to do with its remaining American hostage, it will consider carefully the public reaction it could spark. ‘Before they’re doing anything, they want to have a really good feel for how it will play,’ the former official said.”

Islamic State executioners previously have beheaded Muslim woman, but doing so to an American woman would help inflate its self-glorified ability to prove itself beyond all human values and to show the United States as a helpless weakling at the mercy of evil.

The woman’s identity has not been released in order not to increase the chances that she will be murdered.

ISIS kidnapped her last year while she was trying to help Syrian children victimized by the barbarian war in the country.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/isis-threatens-to-behead-american-aid-worker/2014/11/17/

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