Anorak | American Journalist James Foley Beheaded by ISIS Executioner With London Accent

American Journalist James Foley Beheaded by ISIS Executioner With London Accent

by | 20th, August 2014

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

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  • Orson Wellies

    Please don’t call this man a ‘British’ man, he may have a British accent, but, that’s where his Britishness ends.
    They live in Britain, some are born there, but, they will never be British, they do not hold British values. They have infiltrated a once great nation.

    RIP James, enjoy heaven.

    Hey ISIS scum, godspeed to hell bitch.