British and US security services are attempting to identify the Islamic State (Isis) militant with a British accent who appeared in a video of the apparent beheading of US journalist James Foley.
Anti-terrorism experts have warned that the video was a highly orchestrated recruitment tool to lure “psychopathic individuals” to fight alongside Isis militants in Syria and Iraq.
Photo: Steven Senne/AP
James Foley is the 31st journalist killed this year, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
While groups like Amnesty International are bitching about human rights violations in Ferguson, MO, meanwhile in the Sinjar mountain range of Iraq, members of the Yazidis religious sect were given the following option from the Islamic State:
"They demanded three things from us, either our religion, our head, or our women."
This is what real “human rights” violations look like.
And for those that have inquired. Yes, I have seen the James Foley video (warning: graphic). Am I 100% certain it’s authentic? No. Even barbarians like IS have access to video editing software and enough know-how to put this thing together as well do other governments or entities wanting to stoke the flames in Iraq and Syria. Not to mention, it is still oddly strange that he didn’t put up more of a fight (similar to the video of the IS shooting bodies in Iraq.) I still wouldn’t put it past these murders bastards though. Let’s put it this way, I hope it’s not real.
Why do state and local police forces need tanks, grenade launchers, and predator drones? Why do they need full-blown military uniforms and fully automatic weapons?
The militarization of local police is no more evident right now than in Ferguson. Take a look at these photos:
In an unspeakable act of savagery, an American journalist, James Foley, was beheaded in a video released by Islamic State terrorists who claimed the killing was retaliation for U.S. air strikes against the group in Iraq.
Foley appears to be forced to read an anti-American statement before he is beheaded in the gruesome five-minute clip which was uploaded to YouTube.
The mother of American journalist James Foley, who was purportedly beheaded by Islamic militants, said on Tuesday her son gave his life to expose the suffering of the Syrian people and she asked his kidnappers to release their other captives.
"He was an extraordinary son, brother, journalist and person," Diane Foley said in a post on a Facebook page set up by the Foley family.
"We implore the kidnappers to spare the lives of the remaining hostages. Like Jim, they are innocents. They have no control over American government policy in Iraq, Syria or anywhere in the world," Diane Foley said in the statement.
Foley was a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
"Journalists face threats in many forms as they try to report difficult stories that need to be told, but the attack on Jim was barbaric," Northwestern said in a statement. "It was, in a larger sense, an attack on freedoms necessary in a civilized society and across strained cultures. Jim endures for us as a beacon reminding us of the risks implicit in shedding light where inhumanity can take hold."