Islamist militants ‘kill reporter James Foley on video’
The militants said the killing was revenge for US air strikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq.
Foley’s mother Diane said on Facebook she was proud of her son: “He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people.”
Here is an image I grabbed from Twitter with her statement:
I cannot fathom her pain and grief, but I admire her poise in this horrible moment.
Please keep James Foley and his grieving family in your prayers.
Sts. Nunilo and Alodia, pray for us.
Sts. Lawrence of Brindisi, pray for us.
UPDATE 20 August:
I just saw some of a presser with the parents of James Foley.
Prayerful… classy… poised. This family seems, from the very little I have heard of it, to be God loving patriots and decent human beings.
On the other hand, I watched the necktie-less President’s comments from his vacation spot, Martha’s Vineyard.
All his words and images were proper. POTUS spoke about terrorists and the horrible inhuman things they do. He also said that people like the ISIS terrorists “ultimately fail”.
Do they? If they “fail”, they fail because other people stop them.
They need to be stopped permanently.
Again, prayers for the Foley family. And now, prayers too for Steven Sotloff and his family, who may be the next victim of these Islamic barbarians.