Islamic State video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist
BY ALEXANDER DZIADOSZ AND MICHAEL GEORGY
BAGHDAD Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:25am EDT
Reuters) – Islamic State insurgents posted a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and images of another U.S. journalist whose life they said depended on how the United States acts in Iraq. …
Foley, 40, was kidnapped by armed men on Nov. 22, 2012, in northern Syria while on his way to the Turkish border, according to GlobalPost, a Boston-based online publication where Foley had worked as a freelancer. He had reported in the Middle East for five years and had been kidnapped and released in Libya. Read more.
I pray for the family of James Foley. His mother posted this comment on his Facebook page after his beheading: “We have never been prouder of our son Jim. He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people.”
I also pray that God will use the blood of another innocent person beheaded in the name of Allah and to the glory of Allah so that others might come to know the truth about Islam; that Muslims who have been deceived by their own faith will come to knowledge of the One, True, God and His only Begotten Son, Jesus the Christ. Allah puts it this way:
When you meet the unbelievers, smite their necks, then, when you have made wide slaughter among them, tie fast the bonds; …. Surah 47:4-5 (Arberry translation).
May Jesus come ever so quickly. Pray for another journalist in captivity, Steven Sotloff. According to the video, he will be beheaded as well (in response to Obama’s policy on bombing the Islamic State.)
Revelation 8:3 (NASB) And another angel came and stood at the altar, holding a golden censer; and much incense was given to him, that he might add it to the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.