The news has been dominated international violence surrounding terrorist group ISIS. This militant Islamic terrorist group has been capturing American journalists and beheading them on camera. These terrifying videos have been dominating the internet and news all week. The latest victim was Steven Joel Sotloff, a “selfless” reporter from New York (iambrianjames.com) :

 

Via HuffPo reports:

The militant Islamic State group has released a video in which it claims to have beheaded the captured American journalist Steven Sotloff, according to the SITE Intelligence Group.

In the video, which reportedly lasts for just under three minutes, ISIS allegedly murders Sotloff and threatens the life of David Haines, a British citizen.

The apparent video comes weeks after ISIS released a video in which it beheaded another American journalist, James Foley. In that video, ISIS threatened to murder Sotloff next.

The White House press secretary, Josh Earnest, was in the middle of his daily briefing with journalists when the news broke. He said that the Obama administration would work to confirm the authenticity of the video, adding, “Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Sotloff and Mr. Sotloff’s family.”

Sotloff, 31, was kidnapped in 2013 while reporting on the bloody civil war in Syria. He had been a freelancer for outlets such as Time magazine and Foreign Policy.

Recently, the New York Times ran a profile of Sotloff. Friends of his told the paper that he was a “selfless,” “loyal” and “caring” person.

Last week, his mother, Shirley, recorded a video intended for ISIS. She pleaded with the group to be “merciful” towards her son.

ISIS is believed to be holding several more journalists in captivity.

The question has been asked, “What will President Obama do?” but I pose the question, “What can President Obama do?”

@LordBrianJames