Muslim Savage From ISIS Beheads American Journalist James Foley Whose Support For Syrian "Rebels" Backfired
August 20, 2014
Islamic State Beheads Missing American Journalist
The Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) released a video on Tuesday which shows the beheading of American journalist James Foley, who disappeared in November 2012 in Syria, CNN reports.
The video posted on YouTube contained a message to the United States to end its military operations in Iraq.
In the video, Foley is seen kneeling next to a man dressed in black. He reads a message, presumably scripted by his captors, that his "real killer" is America.
"I wish I had more time. I wish I could have the hope for freedom to see my family once again," Foley can be heard saying in the video, according to CNN.
He is then shown being beheaded.
The National Security Council told CNN it is aware of the video.
"The intelligence community is working as quickly as possible to determine its authenticity. If genuine, we are appalled by the brutal murder of an innocent American journalist and we express our deepest condolences to his family and friends. We will provide more information when it is available," the agency said.
Foley disappeared in November 2012 in northwest Syria, near the border with Turkey. He was reportedly forced into a vehicle by gunmen; he was not heard from again. At the time of his disappearance, he was working for the GlobalPost.
According to the CNN report, the video also shows another American journalist. His life is said by the terrorists in the video to hang in the balance, depending on President Barack Obama does next.
The journalist is believed to be Steven Sotloff, who was kidnapped at the Syria-Turkey border in 2013. Sotloff is a contributor to Time and Foreign Policy magazines.
IS recently declared an Islamic caliphate in areas of Iraq and Syria that it captured. In Iraq, it has been conducting large-scale massacres and systematic rape, particularly against Yazidi minorities, drawing concerns of an impending genocide if rapid action is not taken.
Back when it was still known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the group joined the fighting in Syria and made its presence known by torturing and murdering prisoners, among them children and teenagers, and forcing Druze men to convert to Islam or die.
In March, the group live-tweeted the amputation of a hand of a man charged with theft in the northern province of Aleppo.
James Foley Went Looking to Support Terrorists in Syria, Instead They Cut Off His Head
Posted By Daniel Greenfield On August 19, 2014 @ 10:27 pm In The Point
James Foley was one of a new breed of activists calling themselves journalists. He didn't travel to report on a story, but to promote an agenda. And the agenda was obvious from his Twitter feed.
Any human life lost is tragic, but a moral individual would have much more empathy for the Syrian Christians who suffered at the hands of Foley's favorite Jihadists than one of their pet propagandists.
Foley came to Syria to support the Sunni Islamist rebels against the Syrian government.
He cheered on the Sunni Muslim terrorists fighting to ethnically cleanse the Christians of Aleppo. In the conflict between Israel and Hamas, his tweets and retweets were chock full of pro-terrorist propaganda.
But Foley ran afoul of at least some of the Sunni Jihadists in Syria. His twitter feed was filled with references to the FSA. And the FSA was going to be eclipsed by the Al Qaeda affiliates. And that was where he ended up.
When Austin Tice, an actual freelance journalist was kidnapped by Jihadists, Foley ridiculed the idea that Jihadists had kidnapped him. Surely Syrian Jihadists wouldn't do that sort of thing.
Except they did.
When Newsweek's Muslim Rage cover story came out, Foley mocked it too. Raging Muslims. How silly and Islamophobic.
Foley was fanatically anti-Israel and was even willing to echo Iranian propaganda.
So the wrong term. He also had strong thoughts on Romney.
It turned out that he didn't have to worry about gun violence after all.
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