James Foley Remembered With Scholarship
Mentoring program will help tell 'untold' stories
By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 22, 2014 12:49 PM CDT
In this June 17, 2011 photo, journalist James Foley receives applause from students at the Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School in Framingham, Mass.   (AP Photo/MetroWest Daily News, Ken McGagh)

(Newser) – Future journalism of students at Wisconsin's Marquette University will get some help from a scholarship fund in honor of James Foley. The American journalist executed by the Islamic State graduated from the school in 1996, CBS News reports, and his family has helped establish a scholarship to "provide financial assistance for a communications student who otherwise would be unable to attend Marquette," per The Wire. A mentoring program will also be created "to help build upon the convictions that drove Jim's passion: to provide a voice for people whose stories would otherwise go untold," according to the family's statement. Meanwhile, his parents have released the last email from Foley's captors.

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iq145
Aug 23, 2014 1:01 AM CDT
In March of 1785, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams went to London to negotiate with Tripoli's envoy, Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdrahaman. When they enquired "concerning the ground of the pretensions to make war upon nations who had done them no injury", the ambassador replied: "It is written in the Koran, that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave; and that every muslim who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to paradise." He said, also, that the man who was the first to board a vessel had one slave over and above his share, and that when they sprang to the deck of an enemy's ship, every sailor held a dagger in each hand and a third in his mouth, which usually struck such terror into the foe that they cried out for quarter at once.
WhaaaNotFair
Aug 22, 2014 1:43 PM CDT
What a wonderful gesture. Very appropriate. The guy was very brave.
baldpirate
Aug 22, 2014 1:20 PM CDT
You Hear It Here First: Some idiot with an agenda and a point to make will nominate / award the very first Scholarship to someone with ties to the Middle East. I've got nothing against that as I believe a college education should be available to anyone who really wants it. I'm just saying, let's not disrespect the idea of the Scholarship right off the bat ! ! !