ISIS Beheads Another American Journalist, Steven Scotloff
The Islamic militant group ISIS beheads yet another American journalist, Steven Sotloff in a video made public Tuesday — following through on a threat it made when it executed another American journalist, James Foley in the same manner, two weeks ago and vowed to keep killing unless the United States stopped airstrikes.
Despite Scotloff's mother's plea to the aggressive militants to spare the life of her son just last week. The heartless Isis leader showed no mercy on the innocent journalist.
Steven Joel Sotloff, was beheaded in a video made public by SITE Intel Group, which monitors jihadist organizations. The video surfaced days after Sotloff’s mother pleaded with the leader of ISIS for mercy.
Right after murdering James Foley, the gruesome video was released on Aug. 19, with the executioner threatening to kill Sotloff unless President Barack Obama ended the airstrikes, which have pummeled ISIS targets in Iraq for four weeks.
Sotloff, 31, wrote about conflict in the Middle East for Time magazine and other publications. He grew up in Miami and attended the University of Central Florida in the early 2000s. In August 2013, he disappeared in Syria.
The video, titled “A Second Message to America,” opens with a clip of President Barack Obama speaking after ISIS beheaded Foley last month. Obama vowed in those remarks to be relentless when Americans are harmed. After killing Scotloff, the Isis fighter also threatened to take the life of a British captive, David Cawthorne Haines.
“It is an absolutely disgusting and despicable act,” Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain said, according to the Press Association news agency.
“If the video is genuine, we are sickened by this brutal act,” said Jen Psaki, a State Department spokeswoman.
Psaki said that “a few” Americans are ISIS hostages. She said that the department does not disclose specifics for safety reasons.
Source: NBC News