ISLAMIC STATE VOWS MORE MURDERS IN RESPONSE TO AMERICAN AGGRESSION
A second American journalist has been beheaded by militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Steven Joel Sotloff – a reporter with Time – was beheaded by the organization after the administration of Barack Obama refused to stop its bombing campaign in Iraq.
In a video of the execution – entitled “A Second Message to America” – Sotloff is shown kneeling in a desert environment similar to the one used as a backdrop for the execution of James Foley.
“I’m back, Obama,” Sotloff’s executioner says, “and I’m back because of your arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State.”
The video of Sotloff’s execution was published a week after the journalist’s mother pleaded with ISIS leader Ibrahim (a.k.a. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi) – who was mysteriously detained and released by American captors in Iraq.
“We have not seen Steven for over a year, and we miss him very much,” Sotloff’s mother said. “We want to see him home safe and sound and to hug him.”
Sotloff was 31 years old. He was abducted in northern Syria last year.
Sotloff’s execution is likely to galvanize warmongers in America – who have been aggressively pushing for expanded military action against ISIS. It is also likely to be followed by additional murders, starting with that of David Cawthorne Haines – a British captive.
In addition to Haines, ISIS is holding at least two more U.S. hostages.