American Journalist Beheaded By ISIS

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The Daily Caller is reporting that an American journalist, James Wright Foley, a freelancer from Boston, has been beheaded by ISIS. 

A video circulating on Twitter shows a man who appears to be Foley delivering a message to America before a masked man beheads him. Here are stills of the video:


The Daliy Caller reports:

Foley and three other journalists were abducted in Libya in 2011, but he was later released. Then Foley was abducted by unidentified gunmen in Syria on Thanksgiving day in 2012.

At the end of the video, another man is indicated as the next victim. He appears to be Steven Joel Soltoff, who worked for TIME, and was abducted in a similar manner in August 2013.

The man who beheads Foley in the video speaks with a British accent that some members of the UK AP pegged as coming from the south east of England and London, while others said it resembled a North African accent.

The Daily Mail reports that while Foley’s identity has yet to be confirmed, the White House is aware of the video and is currently waiting to see if it the intelligence community confirms it as genuine. White House National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said that if it is deemed genuine, the US would be "appalled by the brutal murder of an innocent American journalist."

This is the statement the man who is allegedly Foley made on the video before being executed:

'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 any (unclear, possibly says media) compensation for my death, from the same people who effectively hit the last nail in my coffin with a recent aerial campaign in Iraq.

'I call on my brother John, who is/was (this part is also unclear) member of the US Air Force, think about what you are doing, think about 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? 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 see my family once again, but that ship has sailed. I guess all in all, I wish I wasn’t American

Editor's note: This article has been modified.