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8/20/2014 (1 year ago)

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Islamic State declares war on USA, pledges to behead another journalist.

The Islamic State has beheaded journalist James Foley. You may watch the video here, but be warned, it is graphic.

James Foley a moment before his gruesome beheading.

James Foley a moment before his gruesome beheading.


By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (

8/20/2014 (1 year ago)

Published in Middle East

Keywords: James Foley, beheading, graphic, video

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - American freelance journalist James Foley has been beheaded by the Islamic State. He was 40.

Following a statement wherein he blames the United States for his execution, Foley coolly and without much visible emotion, delivered a statement condemning the United States military action in Iraq.

Following his statement, an Islamic State terrorist with an apparent British accent delivered a warning to the United States, saying that the bombing campaign in Iraq is a war against all Muslims worldwide.

Watch the video here. WARNING, GRAPHIC VIDEO (redirects to another site).

A final image shows his head on his body in a pool of blood. Then, the camera cuts to another American in captivity, Steven Sotloff, who will be next of the bombing of the Islamic State terrorists continues.

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The last words of James Foley:

    I call on my friends, family, and loved ones to rise up against my real killers, the US government. For what will happen to me is only a result of their complacency and criminality.
    My message to my beloved parents, save me some dignity, and don't accept some meagre compensation, for my death, from the same people who effectively hit the last nail in my coffin with their recent aerial campaign in Iraq.
    I call on my brother John, who is a member of the US air force. Think about what you are doing, think about the lives you destroy, including those of your own family. I call on you John, think about who made the decision to bomb Iraq recently and kill those people, whoever they may have been. Think John, who did they really kill? And did they think about me, you, our family when they made that decision?
    I died that day John, when your colleagues dropped that bomb on those people they signed my death certificate. I wish I had more time. I wish I could have the hope of freedom and seeing my family once again. But that ship has sailed. I guess all in all I wish I wasn't American.

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