US Outraged By Barbaric Murder of Steven Sotloff

America Loses Another Brave Journalist To ISIS

As the world continues to witness the savagery of ISIS terrorist murderers, the United States of America expressed outrage on the recent beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.

Sotloff was abducted on August 4, 2013, near Aleppo, after crossing the Syrian border from Turkey.

A video of the brutal beheading of American Steven Sotloff made headlines around the world this week. It contained the second message to America to stop airstrikes in Iraq.

In an angry remark in Washington DC, US Secretary of State John Kerry said there are no words strong enough to express the sorrow they feel for his family, particularly his mother, whose heartbreaking video plea spoke to every single parent who has ever worried about a son or daughter who goes to dangerous places to do the work they love.

US Will Continue the Fight

Secretary Kerry said this kind of barbarity is not new to the world and neither is evil.

“We’ve taken the fight to it before, and we’re taking the fight to it today.” – Secretary Kerry

He highlighted that when terrorists anywhere around the world have murdered American citizens, the United States held them accountable, no matter how long it took.

The Secretary emphasized that those who have murdered James Foley and Steven Sotloff in Syria should know that the United States will hold them accountable too, no matter how long it takes.

Steven Sotloff As a Courageous Journalist

Secretary Kerry described Mr. Sotloff as a driven and courageous journalist, reporting from places like Syria, Libya, and Egypt.

“Steven Sotloff’s reporting was as empathetic as his killers are evil.” – Secretary Kerry

The American journalist left the comfort of his own country to go to Syria to chronicle the stories of average people trapped in war.

Mr. Sotloff was a 31-year-old freelance journalist who disappeared after being abducted during a reporting trip to Syria in August 2013.

Mr. Sotloff grew up in South Florida with his mother, father and younger sister.

Barbaric Murder Of James Foley

Previously, the extremist group ISIS beheaded James Foley in a video posted online. Prior to his execution, ISIS warned the White House they planned to kill Foley to avenge airstrikes against ISIS targets in Iraq.

The 40 year old journalist had been missing since he was abducted in Syria in 2012.

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