Steven Sotloff ‘beheaded by Islamic State’

Posted by on Sep 02, 2014 at 2:36 pm

18.37 David Cameron has said: “I’ve just seen the news. It’s an absolutely disgusting and despicable act and I will be making a statement later.”

18.31 A masked figure in the video also issued a threat against a British hostage.

18.26 The White House said that it had yet to authenticate the footage, which SITE said showed 31-year-old freelance writer Steven Sotloff on his knees beside an IS fighter with a knife.

18.25 The video warns governments to back off “this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State”.

Sotloff, 31, disappeared while reporting in Syria in August 2013. His apparent kidnap was not widely reported until he appeared on a video released last month by the Isil.

In the footage a masked militant beheads US reporter James Foley then parades Mr Sotloff, warning he will meet the same fate unless US President Barack Obama ends air strikes against the group in Iraq.

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2 Responses to “Steven Sotloff ‘beheaded by Islamic State’”

  1. Goon Buster on 5/05/14 at 10:24 pm

    There was an incisive article and pictures online quoting the Australian terror captive, Warren Rodwell, and noted psychologists saying that beheading victims would have felt ‘compliant’ at the end. “Once you lose hope you lose heart… someone tells you ”say this” and you say it’. This is the reason that journalists damned America before execution. A couple of days have now passed. We must all try to view this entire situation calmly and rationally, not be emotionally manipulated by Jihadi John and his goons. The more ignorant the people, the easier they are manipulated by fear. The viral jihadi meme of the week is “Join ISIS, and 9 out of 10 people you kill will be from your side”. What a sales pitch!