ISIS Killing American Journalists

Story on Steven Sotloff and Kayla Mueller

What is ISIS

ISIS is a religious group with very different beliefs along with being an Islamist militant group that has seized a chunk of land stretching from northern Syria to central Iraq, has struck fear into the hearts of leaders around the world. putting governing structures in place to rule the territories the group conquers once the dust settles on the battlefield.

ISIS Goals

ISIS wants to establish a new Islamic caliphate across the Middle East, while in the process they do not care how many lives are taken, right now you will be informed on the two American lives that have been taken by this group of people.
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ISIS Message

The reason behind these two killings is their "second" message to the U.S. to half air-strikes in Iraq. In the video posted of the beheading of Steven Sotloff, he was forced say that he is "paying the price" for U.S. military intervention. The masked man in the video stated, "Just as your missiles continue to strike our people, our knifes will continue to strike the necks of your people"

Kayla Jean Mueller-- 1 of 4 American hostages found DEAD

Mueller was taken hostage in August of 2013 while she was leaving a hospital in Syria. In early 2015 the 26 year-old was confirmed dead by her parents and the Obama administration. It was said that ISIS sent and e-mail to her parents confirming she was dead including a picture. Kayla was working in Turkey helping Syrian refugees. Her parents stated Kayla dedicated her life to help people in need. ISIS stated that she died in a Jordanian airstrike but the U.S. had reason to believe that was false. Obama stated, "No matter how long it takes, the U.S. will find and bring justice the terrorists who are responsible for Kayla's captivity and death."


The picture below shows a note Mueller wrote to her parents, It summarizes "I have a lot left fight left in me, and I will not break down."

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Steven Sotloff-- American hostage BEHEADED

Sotloff disappeared in August, 2013 while reporting in Syria. Out of the eye of the public, the family and government had been trying work on his release from captivity for a year. Later, there was a video posted by ISIS of the beheading of Sotloff. He was the "second message to America" to stop in American airstrikes. In the video Sotloff said a message that was scripted by ISIS that he was "paying the price."


In the video below, it shows Sotloff's message and the masked man, responsible for executing Sotloff, speaks to Barack Obama, threatening to kill more of the U.S. people.

Steven Sotloff's Speech Before ISIS Killing