A second American journalist has been beheaded at the hands of the terrorist group ISIS, which has taken over much of Iraq and has formed the Islamic State.
A week ago, Shirley Sotloff (the mother of American ISIS hostage Steven Sotloff) released a video to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi pleading for the life of her son. Ultimately, Shirley’s plea fell upon deaf ears, and ISIS beheaded Steven in the same brutal fashion they did James Foley.
ISIS demanded a ransom of $6.6 million to ensure Steven’s freedom as well as the release of convicted terrorist Aafia Siddiqui, who was reportedly planning to weaponize ebola. ABC news reports :
In the video, which appeared online today, Sotloff addresses the camera, saying, “I’m sure you know exactly who I am by now and why I am appearing.”
“Obama, your foreign policy of intervention in Iraq was supposed to be for preservation of American lives and interests, so why is it that I am paying the price of your interference with my life?” the journalist says calmly as the black clad militant holds a knife casually at his side.
Later the video then cuts to the militant who says that as long as U.S. missiles “continue to strike our people, our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people.”
Then, the camera fades out and the ISIS terrorist kills Sotloff. In the video, ISIS issues a threat: “Obama, just back off and leave us alone.”
As ISIS still has Americans in their blood-stained hands and are willing to butcher more innocents in the name of their perverted cause, the world can no longer turn a blind eye. Whether or not the Commander-in-Chief leaves these terrorists alone, it is high time to form a strategy to defeat them.