Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Steven Sotloff is the second American journalist beheaded by the Islamic State

"So just as your missiles continue to strike our people, our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people"

So says Jihad John, the un-identified murderer seen in the video.  The MSM are not showing the video, claiming it is too graphic.  I believe we should see it, to always remind us of who we are fighting.

As long as no one addresses the ideology which drives the jihadists, we will continue to see beheadings.  As long as PC reigns supreme, we will witness continued atrocities.  No one is willing to say what the doctrine is that makes these horrific acts possible because they would immediately be labeled "Islamophobic" and a bigot as well as racist.  No, this has nothing to do with Islam, we are told, all to the detriment of free people everywhere, and especially victims like Sotloff and Foley.

There will soon be others.  We don't know how to wage war anymore, and that will get us all killed.

My prayers to the Sotloff family.  May God seat Steven at His right hand.

From the Chicago Tribune September 2

Video purportedly shows beheading of U.S. hostage Steven J. Sotloff

The Islamic State militant group released a video today purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven J. Sotloff.

A masked figure in the video also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the group named as David Haines, and warned governments to back off "this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State", the SITE Intelligence Group monitoring service said.

The purported executioner appeared to be the same British-accented man who appeared in an Aug. 19 video showing the killing of American journalist James Foley, and it showed a similar desert setting. In both videos, the captives wore orange jumpsuits.

"I'm back, Obama, and I'm back because of your arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State, because of your insistence on continuing your bombings and ... on Mosul Dam, despite our serious warnings," the man said.

"So just as your missiles continue to strike our people, our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people."

In the video, Sotloff describes himself as "paying the price" for the U.S. intervention in Iraq with his life.

Sotloff, a freelance journalist, was kidnapped in Syria in August 2013. Sotloff's mother Shirley appealed on Aug. 27 in a videotaped message to Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, for her son's release.

The White House said it could not immediately confirm the authenticity of the video. White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters in a briefing that if there is such a video, it would be analyzed very carefully, adding that the administration's thoughts and prayers were with Sotloff's family.

Shortly before the briefing, the SITE monitoring service said the militant group had released the video.

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