A video was uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday that appears to show James Wright Foley, an American journalist, being beheaded by ISIS militants. We have chosen to not post the awful video, but two friends of Foley confirm the man in the video appears to be him. The video begins with a clip of President Barack Obama announcing airstrikes against ISIS, before cutting to a clip of Foley, 40, kneeling in front an armed, masked militant, saying “I call on my friends, family and loved ones to rise up against my real killers: the U.S. government," before being beheaded. The clip ends with a shot of journalist Steven Sotloff and an alleged militant saying, “The life of this American citizen, Obama, depends on your next decision.”
Foley was kidnapped in Syria in November of 2012. YouTube has since pulled the video ... Discuss
You win some, you lose some, in this life. And when you lose the Little League World Series, losing is particularly tough to handle. Fortunately for the Cumberland Americans, Coach David Belisle knows a thing or two about tough losses. And he shows them how to handle theirs' with style ... Discuss
In a conversation with reporters, Pope Francis said that the U.N.—and not a single country—should be involved in the decision to take action against ISIS, but protecting Christians and religious minorities in Iraq was essential.
In these cases, where there is an unjust aggression I can only say that it is legitimate to stop the unjust aggressor. I underscore the verb 'to stop'. I am not saying 'bomb' or 'make war', but stop him (the aggressor). The means by which he can be stopped must be evaluated. Stopping the unjust aggressor is legitimate
Pope Francis said that a senior church official has been sent to Iraq to distribute charity funds and minister to refugees who have been displaced by ISIS. The brutal Islamic group has forced thousands to flee their homes and have been targeting Christians and other religious groups who do not adhere to their radical ideology. The pope also revealed that he sent a letter to the U.N. Secretary-General, reiterating how important it is that ISIS be stopped ... Discuss