Video purports to show beheading of a second US reporter

ASSOCIATED PRESS

An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group.

Sotloff, who freelanced for Time and Foreign Policy magazines, had last been seen in Syrian in August 2013 until he appeared in a video released online last month by the Islamic State group that showed the beheading of fellow American journalist James Foley.

Dressed in an orange jumpsuit against the backdrop of an arid Syrian landscape, Sotloff was threatened in that video with death unless the U.S. stopped airstrikes on the group in Iraq.

In the video distributed Tuesday and entitled "A Second Message to America," Sotloff appears in a similar jumpsuit before he is beheaded by an Islamic State fighter.

Last week, Sotloff's mother appeared on a video pleading with his ISIS captors for her son's release.

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  1. Murray posted on 09/02/2014 03:25 PM
    The barbarians behead people in Iraq. They gas people in Syria. In Gaza they fire rockets from schoolyards. Gee Its nice to live in Canada
  2. Rob posted on 09/03/2014 06:57 AM
    It is now time for the "peaceful Muslim majority" to put out their garbage. All western democracy's must shut down all mosques until the muslim extremist threat is crushed from inside by Islamic followers, then the Mosques can be opened again.

    I do not say this lightly. Freedom of religious (or non-religious) expression is of great importance, but eliminating terrorism is of greater importance.
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