ISIS video shows beheading of reporter James Wright Foley


I am not showing or linking to the video of the beheading of American reporter James Wright Foley here. He was beheaded by ISIS, who also threatened another American journalist in a statement on the video.

More from ABC News:

A disturbing video posted online appears to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley, who was kidnapped while covering the Syrian conflict in 2012.

In the video a man who appears to be Foley, dressed in orange, kneels beside an armed man clad in black. Foley delivers a statement condemning U.S. action in Iraq and says that the U.S. government is his “real killers.”

“For what will happen to me is only a result of their complacency and criminality,” Foley says in halting speech. “I wish I had more time. I wish I could have the hope of freedom of seeing my family once again, but that ship has sailed. I guess all in all, I wish I wasn’t American.”

Seconds later, the figure dressed in black brandishes a knife and identifies himself as with the Islamic State, the name the brutal terror group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria took on after its leader declared himself the leader of all Muslims.

“Today your military air force has attacked us daily… Your strikes have caused casualties amongst Muslims,” the figure in black says. He then addresses President Obama directly, saying “any attempt… to deny the Muslims their right to live in safety under the Islamic caliphate will result in the bloodshed of your people.”

Foley is then killed. The video continues, showing American Steven Sotloff, who has written for national publications like Time, also dressed in orange and on his knees.

Jeff Quinton

Jeff Quinton

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  1. Anyone who claims to report news and then blocks or censors videos directly linked to that news is not worthy of reporting news. Let’s see if you have the balls to post this very real opinion on your page!

  2. As someone who used to blog about topics like this and has posted videos of beheadings of Americans in the past (and later talked to the family members of those in the videos) you should not frivolously post videos like this without thoroughly thinking about the impact it has.

    If the reason you’re posting a video of someone being gruesomely murdered is to drive traffic to your web site then you are doing life wrong.