James, the American journalist, who was beheaded in a horrific execution by militant group Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), had several email exchanges with his parents. They have finally decided to release that email and we have it in its entirety.
James Foley, 40, was brutally executed by beheading by ISIS. The extremist group posted the video, “A Message To America,” Aug. 19, to YouTube. James’ parents, John and Diane Foley have revealed that they exchanged six emails with his captors, who had stated his ransom was $134 million Euros. In their final email, which his parents have released, ISIS talks in detail about their plan to kill James.
James Foley’s Parents Release Email From ISIS
The Global Post, the new organization James was working for at the time of his capture, released the email Aug. 21:
Here is the final email in its entirety, that ISIS sent to James’ parents:
HOW LONG WILL THE SHEEP FOLLOW THE BLIND SHEPPARD?
A message to the American government and their sheep like citizens:
We have left you alone since your disgraceful defeat in Iraq. We did not interfere in your country or attack your citizens while they were safe in their homes despite our capability to do so!
As for the scum of your society who are held prisoner by us, THEY DARED TO ENTER THE LION’S DEN AND WHERE EATEN!
You were given many chances to negotiate the release of your people via cash transactions as other governments have accepted,We have also offered prisoner exchanges to free the Muslims currently in your detention like our sister Dr Afia Sidiqqi, however you proved very quickly to us that this is NOT what you are interested in.
You have no motivation to deal with the Muslims except with the language of force, a language you were given in “Arabic translation” when you attempted to occupy the land of Iraq!Now you return to bomb the Muslims of Iraq once again, this time resorting to Arial attacks and “proxy armies”, all the while cowardly shying away from a face-to-face confrontation!
Today our swords are unsheathed towards you, GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS ALIKE! AND WE WILL NOT STOP UNTILL WE QUENCH OUR THIRST FOR YOUR BLOOD.
You do not spare our weak, elderly, women or children so we will NOT spare yours!
You and your citizens will pay the price of your bombings!
The first of which being the blood of the American citizen, James Foley!
He will be executed as a DIRECT result of your transgressions towards us!
James’ Terrifying Video Of His Execution Revealed
James, clearly under enormous stress and pressure by ISIS, called out the U.S. government before his brutal killing.
“I call on my friends, family and loved ones to rise up against my real killers — the U.S. government,” he said. “For what will happen to me is only a result of their complacent.”
At the end of the video, after James is killed, ISIS threatens to kill Time contributor, Steven Sotloff.
“The life of this American citizen, Obama, depends on your next decision,” the executioner said.
HollywoodLifers, this is so sad and our thoughts are with James’ family during this difficult time.
— Chloe Melas