On Tuesday, ISIS terrorists released a new video that appears to show the beheading of a second American, Steven Sotloff.
A U.S. State Department spokesperson said the video, titled “a second message to America” is being examined for authenticity.
The member of ISIS heard on the video appears to have the same British accent heard in the video of the first beheaded American journalist, James Foley in August. The member of ISIS in the video is heard threatening to execute a British hostage David Haines next.
Steven Sotloff appears in the video dressed in orange, and speaks to the camera before he is killed, saying he is “paying the price” for U.S. intervention.
The masked ISIS terrorist in the video speaks to U.S. President Barack Obama:
“Just as your missiles continue to strike our people, our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people.”
In February, al-Qaeda publicly renounced affiliation with ISIS, formerly known as al-Qaeda in Iraq due to the terrorist group’s brutal tactics.
On Friday, the United Kingdom raised the terrorist threat level from “substantial” to “severe.” Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May first made the announcement, but cited no specific threat in doing so.
Britain Prime Minister, David Cameron later said he agreed with the decision to raise the threat level as an attack is “highly likely” in the wake of Briton’s fighting for the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS).
Following the beheading of the first American Journalist, James Foley, U.S. President Barrack Obama referred to ISIS or ISIL as a “cancer,” and.Pentagon officials describe the Islamic State (ISIS) as an “apocalyptic” organization that poses an “imminent threat.”
On Thursday, President Obama addressed the American public from the White House about the ongoing threat posed by ISIS, he admitted the U.S. has no strategy for dealing with the brutal terrorists.
“I don’t want to put the cart before the horse: we don’t have a strategy yet,” Obama said of the effort to combat the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) in its safe haven in Syria. “I think what I’ve seen in some of the news reports suggest that folks are getting a little further ahead of what we’re at than what we currently are.”
International and national security experts have warned of lone wolf terrorists or even sleeper cells that may already be in the United States and plotting an attack.for several years. The global threat posed by ISIS, formally known as al-Qaeda in Iraq has been on the rise since the U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq in 2011, The Islamic State or ISIS has accumulated millions of dollars in funding and thousands of fresh recruits from around the world.
The shocking tactics of the terrorist group, as seen on the videos and in the media worldwide has both Republican and Democrat lawmakers urging President Obama to take immediate action.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security referred to the beheading of the American journalist, James Foley by ISIS as the terrorist groups first “act of terrorism” against the United States.