ISIS Beheads Photojournalist James Wright Foley in Warning Message to U.S.

UPDATE: FBI Closing in on ‘Jihadi John’, ISIS Murderer Who Beheaded James Foley


From the FBI’s website

UPDATE: More confirmation coming in.

BREAKING NEWS: ISIS beheads missing American… – Daily Mail

Missing American Journalist Reportedly Beheaded by ISIS – Breitbart

Sasha Goldstein reporting, N.Y .Daily News:foley-sm

An American freelance photojournalist missing since being abducted in Syria some 22 months ago was apparently beheaded by an Islamic State militant in a graphic video released Tuesday.

Titled “A Message to America,” the gruesome clip shows a masked militant saw away at the neck of James Wright Foley, a 40-year-old New Hampshire native captured in Binesh, Syria on Thanksgiving Day 2012.

ISIS Reportedly Beheads U.S. Journalist James Wright – Mediaite

James Wright Foley, Kidnapped Journalist, Apparently executed — NBC News

The family, on its “Free James Foley” Facebook page, has yet to confirm his death.

“Please be patient until we all have more information, and keep the Foleys in your thoughts and prayers,” the statement reads.

Nicole Tung/ASSOCIATED PRESS Foley reporting in Aleppo, Syria, in November 2012.

Foley reporting in Aleppo, Syria, in November 2012.  Nicole Tung/ASSOCIATED PRESS 

Foley, dressed in orange and kneeling in a desert, reads what appears to be a coerced statement that alludes to recent American airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq.

“I call on my friends, family and loved ones to rise up against my real killers, the U.S. government. For what will happen to me is only a result of their complacency and criminality,” Foley reads as he kneels beside an armed militant, masked and dressed all in black.


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REPORT: Raouf Abdel-Rahman – The Iraqi Judge Who Sentenced Saddam Hussein to Death – Captured & Executed by ISIS

The Gateway Pundit via Zero Hedge reports: Judge Rauf Rashid, the man who sentenced Saddam Hussein to death, has reportedly been captured and killed by ISIS terrorists.

Raouf Abdel-Rahman and Saddam Hussein

Judge Raouf Abdel-Rahman and genocidal murderer Saddam Hussein

Several Arab News websites are reporting the news.
Al-Mesyroon reported (translated)

There were reports of the execution of Iraqi judge, Raouf Abdel-Rahman, who sentenced Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to death, according to confirmed the pages on the social networking site, without official confirmation from the Iraqi government.


“He committed countless crimes, and he deserved to be hanged a thousand times, live again, and be hanged again. But the feeling, that feeling is a strange feeling…The room was full of death.”

The pages on social networking sites, including Page MP Jordanian Khalil Attieh on the site “Facebook” to “revolutionaries Iraqis arrested him and sentenced him to death in retaliation for the death of the martyr Saddam Hussein,” he said, adding that Rauf tried to escape from Baghdad after wearing uniforms dancers. She page Izzat al-Douri, vice-president Saddam Hussein, the “Facebook” to the rebels Iraqis were able to arrest the Kurdish judge Rauf Rashid, who issued a death sentence against the former Iraqi leader, which is currently in the “grip of the soldiers of the Islamic State and the men of the Baath Party.”


Rauf Rashid Abd al-Rahman (Arabic: رؤوف رشيد عبد الرحمن‎) (c. 1941 – 18 June 2014) was the replacement chief judge of the Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal’s Al-Dujail trial of Saddam Hussein in 2006.

Wikipedia says he is dead: “On 16 June 2014, Abd al-Rahman was arrested by ISIS rebels during 2014 Northern Iraq offensive. Two days later, it was reported that ISIS captured and executed him.”

Iraqi officials have not denied the news.

 The Gateway Pundit