ISIS has released a video of killing another journalist.
The terrorist group savagely beheaded 31 year old Steven Sotloff, an Israeli-American journalist who’s selfless work brought him to war zones like in Syria which was where he was kidnapped by ISIS in August of 2013.
Sotloff was held captive for over a year until he wad beheaded on the second of September.
Isis claims they beheaded Foley (the first American Journalist to be beheaded) and then Sotloff due to air strikes coming from the United States of America. In the video ISIS filmed of Sotloff’s death they go on to say another journalist will be killed if Obama doesn’t stop his air strikes. This journalist is a British man called David Cawthorne Haines.
In a desperate attempt to stop ISIS from beheading her son, Shirley Sotloff pleaded in a video to the head of ISIS to spare her son’s life.
ISIS never stops to shock with me with their irrational and barbaric ways. Even more confusing and off putting about the group is that they came out with an apology saying the video was released early.
This has lead to some speculation on when Sotloff was actually killed, some even doubt it is a real video.
It is a tough situation because while the USA and England refrain from negotiating with the group, others do not. If ISIS keeps getting more money and weapons then who knows what will happen.
People are divided on what to do; bomb them or not?
However some people have taken matters into their own hands by poking fun at the terrorist group. Many people are using hashtags like “AskIslamicState” and “ISISMovies”. I think it’s certainly and inventive way to try break the spirit of a terrorist group, whether or not it is working, I don’t know.
These people are quite literally laughing in the face of danger.
Til next time,