ISIS beheads second U.S. journalist, Sotloff

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, ISIS, has carried out the execution of a second American journalist, according to a new video released Tuesday.

The video purports to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff, a U.S. journalist held hostage by the militants for more than a year.

The killing follows the beheading of James Foley, another U.S. journalists, in August.

ISIS, which seeks to carve out an Islamic caliphate in an expanse of territory between Syria and Iraq, says the killings are in retaliation for the U.S. air strikes on the group in Iraq.

The United States began air bombardment against ISIS after the group took over large territory in Iraq, carried out gruesome execution of civilians and threatened massacres of minority communities.

The group has been described as one the most brutal and blood-thirsty terrorist organization the world has ever seen.

ISIS has shown images of large scale execution, beheading of civilians, women and children, who they group accused of belonging to religions other than Sunni Islam.
The group hunts Shia Muslims, Christians and Yazidis.

Mr. Sotloff, 31, disappeared in Syria in 2013. He was shown in the video of Mr. Fowley’s beheading, with a warning from ISIS that he too will be killed if the United States continued with its air campaign.

The U.S. has continued since.

A militant in the latest video also threatens to kill a British hostage, according to Reuters agency.

In the new video, entitled “A second message to America”, a masked figure is shown together with Mr. Sotloff, who is dressed in an orange jumpsuit.

According to the BBC, Mr. Sotloff reads out a text addressed to U.S. President Barack Obama saying: “You’ve spent billions of US taxpayers’ dollars and we have lost thousands of our troops in our previous fighting against the Islamic State, so where is the people’s interest in reigniting this war?”

The hooded man then speaks: “I’m back, Obama, and I’m back because of your arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State… despite our serious warnings,” he says.

“We take this opportunity to warn those governments that enter this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State to back off and leave our people alone.”

The video ends with the militant threatening to kill a captive who is claimed to be British.


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  • BlackieUmukoro

    Boko haram routinely, behead and slit people-s throat in Nigeria, and APC is very satisfied with that blood chilling exercise. Only now because that compromised negotiator poked, the FG, these felons are now issuing disjointed statements. Oyegun nor well

    • savannahsafari .

      you make no sence umukoro, keep running away from the fact you and your “theif president and all other theives that have stolen and are still stealing your country`s wealth. the existens of rituals in Nigeria is corruption. Stop talking about America, comparing USA with depression in Nigerian “Killings and raping hard theives. Goodluck to Nigerians you shall soon open your eyes from corruption!

      • BlackieUmukoro

        Envious of thieves
        Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

  • the truth

    U see how here in the states all the news media are condemning this and coming together to fight this Islamic monster,but here in Nigeria apc and premium times would indirectly support this action as it gives them more prowess.please don’t censor this premium times

  • Ken

    There is no where in the world where terrorists will name their sponsors. The negotiator actually said that it is members of the opposition that are the sponsors and that if Jonathan arrest them now, they will allege that he wants to rig 2015 elections. Why are people not referring to that comment? They are being mischievous. We know that Apc is very close to the terrorist, they cant remove that toga.

  • solomon

    How does this different from what Obama executed in Libya and Iraq?.

    America sold all kinds of weapons to Israel but asked the neighboring Arabs countries never to have theirs injustice perpetrated all over the world by America brought us to this wickedness level.

    Assad the president of Syria must be probe but Emmanuel the president of Israel is above the international laws.

  • larry

    I as a true muslim and i am in support of this ISIS, All true muslims should support ISIS for The Prophet of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “A Muslim is a
    brother of another Muslim, so he should not oppress him, nor should he
    hand him over to an oppressor. Whoever fulfilled the needs of his
    brother, Allah will fulfill his needs; whoever brought his (Muslim)
    brother out of a discomfort, Allah will bring him out of the discomforts
    of the Day of Resurrection, and whoever screened a Muslim, Allah will
    screen him on the Day of Resurrection.” [Bukhari]
    Up Up ISIS, May long live Boko Hram .LOL

  • Let’s see how the ISIS handles “shock and awe”. It is time to EFF these barbarians up with some severe bombings and biological weapons that are very tightly aimed at their leaders and their sponsors. Follow Israel’s approach. Show no mercy and eff them up the backside!