BREAKING ISIS (DAESH, ISIL) Beheads Japanese Journalist According to Video
DAESH Releases Video Purportedly Showing Beheading of Japanese Hostage Kenji Goto
The Islamist terror group DAESH claims it has beheaded a Japanese journalist, a week after beheading another Japanese hostage and demanding the release of a would-be suicide bomber.
A video released Saturday claimed that reporter Kenji Goto was executed after a Thursday deadline for Jordan to release prisoner Sajida al-Rishawi was not met. DAESH had threatened to execute reporter Kenji Goto and Jordanian pilot 1st Lt. Mu’ath al-Kasaesbeh if al-Rishawi was not freed within 24 hours.
President Obama on death of Kenji Goto: ‘Through his reporting, Mr. Goto courageously sought to convey the plight of the Syrian people to the outside world. Our thoughts are with Mr. Goto’s family and loved ones, and we stand today in solidarity with Prime Minister Abe and the Japanese people in denouncing this barbaric act’