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ISIS Claims to Execute US Journalist Sotloff
Video emerges with apparent beheading, threatens British captive next
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 2, 2014 12:22 PM CDT
Updated Sep 2, 2014 12:38 PM CDT
This undated image posted on Aug. 27 shows a fighter of the Islamic State group waving a flag from inside a captured government fighter jet in Raqqa, Syria.   (AP Photo/ Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group)

(Newser) – The captors of American journalist Steven Sotloff appear to have carried out their threat to execute him as they did James Foley, reports the AP. A new video posted online by the Islamic State, or ISIS, claims to show his beheading. A global terrorism monitor, SITE Intelligence Group, says the executioner appears to be the same one who killed Foley, reports the Daily Beast. In the video—titled "A Second Message to America"—Sotloff is seen wearing an orange jumpsuit, as Foley did. He tells the camera that he is "paying the price" for US policies, reports CNN, something Foley was forced to do as well.

The executioner again addresses President Obama. "I'm back, Obama, and I'm back because of your arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State ... despite our serious warnings." He also threatens the life of British hostage David Haines next. The 31-year-old Sotloff, who grew up in Florida, was abducted while working as a freelance journalist in Syria last year. The move comes after Sotloff's mother made a video plea to the leader of ISIS on her son's behalf.

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peter
Sep 6, 2014 9:36 AM CDT
its too bad the reporters that get injured or killed are suckers for the main stream media doing there dirty work being paid peanuts not like the ones that spout religious rights women rights from a control room in an air condition building with armed gurards outside.
Jerman
Sep 3, 2014 3:52 AM CDT
Who cares about Sotloff? What was Obama's golf score?
tpvero
Sep 3, 2014 3:51 AM CDT
It is easy to forget that a family in America is suffering and we should hope they find some way to deal with the loss of a son in this way. My condolence. This is the work of run of the mill thugs who think they are winning by being more ruthless than anyone with normal decency would allow themselves to be. They have little more than ridiculous threats to back them. Only other psychopaths would ever trust them if they get to live longer than the end of the war they started. If anything has sealed their fate, these beheadings have. It is good to remember that they have beheaded hundreds of their own people and posted them on the internet in a much more gory version. A Time Magazine photographer won an award for of photo of those beheadings. It has taken Mr Foley and Mr Sotloff to wake people up.