BEIRUT, Lebanon — The ISIS terror group has published a video titled “A second message to America,” showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.
Sotloff, 31, who freelanced for Time and Foreign Policy magazines, had last been seen in Syria 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 released by ISIS through social media, Sotloff speaks to the camera before he is killed, saying he is “paying the price” for U.S. intervention.
The masked executioner tells U.S. President Barack Obama, “Just as your missiles continue to strike our people, our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people.”
The ISIS terror group also threatens the life of British captive, David Haines, implying he will be next.
According to CNN, last week, Sotloff’s mother Shirley Sotloff released a video pleading with ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi not to kill her son. Sotloff grew up in South Florida and majored in journalism at the University of Central Florida. Read more here about Sotloff from CNN.