Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Beheading of Journalist James Foley By ISIS ?

JamesFoley was a 40 year old photo journalist "" for the news outlet GlobalPost." and was kidnapped on November 22, 2012 in Syria.  Supposedly he was just beheaded by ISIS in Iraq according to CNN.  So far his boss said it was unconfirmed.    The news organization's co-founder Charles Sennott said today there is "no reliable proof that this execution is authentic" and that they're working to gather information.  Investigators have said they believe Foley is being held by the government near Damascus with one or more Western journalists, but the Foleys said they're less sure about that information now."  CNN says the beheading is on video tape.  

Foley was captured by Libyan forces in 2011. His captors then allowed him to make a phone call to confirm he was alive. The family has had no contact with him since his Thanksgiving Day abduction in Syria.  Another journalist is being held and will be beheaded if USA doesn't stop air strikes in Iraq.  The White House has condemned this act.  


                                                        Danny Pearl, Journalist (1963-2002) 

One has to remember Daniel Pearl.  " He  was a journalist with American and Israeli citizenship. He was kidnapped by Pakistani militants and later murdered by Al-Qaeda, ISIS's forerunner by beheading on February 1, 2002.  Khalid Sheikh Mohammed stated that he had personally beheaded Pearl.  Daniel's mother was a Jewish lady from Iraq.  

One Pakistani guard told "I think he understood that he was going to be killed and refused to accept tea or to gulp pills. He even did not allow himself to be injected."
Before he was murdered, they forced him to relate his Jewish background and express sympathy with detainees in Guantanamo Bay before putting the knife to his throat once - and then again, a second time, owing to the faulty camera.
One of those present told police: "When they were slaughtering him in front of me I thought it was a bad dream. I had seen the cutting of a goat or chicken many times, but had never seen a human being slaughtered in front me."

Resource: http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/video-appears-show-beheading-journalist-james-foley-missing/story?id=25043593

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