U.S. Officials: Video Shows Beheading Of American Journalist « CBS DC
UPDATED: Aug. 19, 2014 11:50 p.m.
WASHINGTON — A video by Islamic State militants released Tuesday shows the beheading of American journalist James Foley, say U.S. officials. The extremists called the killing retribution for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. Foley’s family posted a statement on a Facebook page that was created to rally support for his release, saying they “have never been prouder of him.”Foley, a 40-year-old freelance journalist from Rochester, New Hampshire, went missing nearly two years ago in northern Syria while on assignment for Agence France-Press and the Boston-based media company GlobalPost.At the end of the video, a militant shows a second man, who was identified as another American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warns that he could be killed. Sotloff was kidnapped near the Syrian-Turkish border in August 2013 and freelanced for Time, the National Interest and MediaLine.The Internet video of the beheading appears to show the increasing sophistication of the Islamic State group’s media arm. It begins with scenes of Obama explaining his decision to order airstrikes in Iraq. Then it switches to a balding man in an orange jumpsuit kneeling in the desert, a black-clad Islamic State fighter by his side. Foley’s name appears in both English and Arabic graphics on screen.So... yeah.The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists estimated Tuesday that about 20 journalists are missing in Syria, and has not released their nationalities.
They have at least 1 more american in their grasps and they don't care about such things like freedom of the press or the fact that the americans in question aren't officials, they don't represent the USA, they just represent themselves... but they're americans, and more to the point, they're infidels... so they have to die.
And there are at least 20 more journalists missing.
This is ofc, just 1 more in a long line of executions that have been done by ISIS. There are countless reports, some posted here on this forum too, about how they've executed 700 of these people, 100 of those people, 1000 over there... etc.
Btw, the guy who did the execution is a muslim who left from britain to join the jihad, one of about 3000 according to latest confirmed figures and the number of people who join the jihad are growing, it's not slowing down.
EDIT: 3000 muslims from all over Europe, not from Britain alone. From britain it was like 500-600 if I'm not mistaken. From france about 800-1000, etc.