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American Journalist James Foley Beheaded by ISIS Executioner With London Accent

by | 20th, August 2014

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American journalist James Foley, of Rochester, N.H., poses for a photo in Boston

 

JAMES Foley was kidnapped in Syria on November 22. The Islamic State, the militant group formerly known as ISIS, have released a YouTube video called “A Message to #America (from the #IslamicState)”. It features a hooded man with British accent beheading James Wright Foley.

The killer speaks in what the Times calls a “strong London accent”:

“This is James Wright Foley, an American citizen of your country. As a government you have been at the forefront of the aggression towards the Islamic State. You have plotted against us and gone far out of your way to find reasons to interfere in our affairs. Today, your military airforce is attacking us daily in Iraq.  Your strikes have caused casualties amongst Muslims. You are no longer fighting an insurgency.  We are an Islamic Army and a state that has been accepted by a large number of Muslims worldwide.”

 

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Foley’s mother Diane wrote on the  ‘Free James Foley’ Facebook page:

“We have never been prouder of our son Jim. He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people. We implore the kidnappers to spare the lives of the remaining hostages. Like Jim, they are innocents. They have no control over American government policy in Iraq, Syria or anywhere in the world. We thank Jim for all the joy he gave us. He was an extraordinary son, brother, journalist and person. Please respect our privacy in the days ahead as we mourn and cherish Jim.”

In 2012, James Foley spoke to the BBC:
“I’m drawn to the drama of the conflict and trying to expose untold stories. There’s extreme violence, but there’s a will to find who these people really are. And I think that’s what’s really inspiring about it.”

Those were his own words.

 

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Diane and John Foley speak about their son

 

The IS nutters placed these in James Foley’s mouth before they murered him:

“I call on my friends family and loved ones to rise up against my real killers, the US government. For what will happen to me is only a result of their complacency and criminality. My message to my beloved parents: save me some dignity and don’t accept any (unclear, possibly says media) compensation for my death, from the same people who effectively hit the last nail in my coffin with a recent aerial campaign in Iraq. I call on my brother John, who is/was …. member of the US Air Force, think about what you are doing, think about lives you destroy including those of your own family.  I call on you John, think about who made the decision to bomb Iraq recently and kill those people, whoever they may have been. Think John, who did they really kill? Did they think about me, you our family when they made that decision? I died that day John, when your colleagues dropped that bomb on those people – they signed my death certificate. I wish I had more time, I wish I could have the hope of freedom and see my family once again, but that ship has sailed. I guess all in all, I wish I wasn’t American.”

The Committee To Protect Journalists says James Foley is the 70th journalist killed since the Syrian civil war broke out.

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A ribbon is tied to a tree outside the home of American freelance journalist James Foley, on Tuesday Aug. 19, 2014, in Rochester, N.H

 

The video of the beheading was quickly removed by YouTube, but its horrific contents nevertheless spread widely around the Internet.

The jihadi then pardes another kidnapped journalist, Steven Sotloff.

In other news:

Kurdish ground forces in Iraq, backed by Iraqi troops and US airstrikes, recaptured the vital Mosul dam from ISIS. May it be the first of many defeats for the Islamic State barbarians until they are wiped out.

Over you you, Obama…



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