Report: Steven Sotloff Beheaded

If true, prayers for his family.

Update by Howie: I have obtained a copy of the Site Institute's copy of the video. I can confirm that Steven Sotloff was murdered.

And he didn't do well with it, attempting to struggle.

The murder is committed by the same UK Jihadi who murdered James Foley. He complains especially about ISIS losing Mosul dam. At the end he threatens the life of UK citizen David Cawthorne Haines.


Again ISIS cut the worst parts of the video.

Jawa report has obtained a second copy of the video with no site watermark.

I'm tempted not to run it, but the link is here for those who must see the brutality of ISIS for themselves.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Sotloff family at this time and also to the family of Mr. Haines and our brothers in the UK.

Posted by: Vinnie at 12:07 PM


1 There are places where the beheading of Foley is disputed as fake.
Even purporting to show a medical dummy as the body.
I don't believe this will be spun in such a way.

The Epitaph For Mr. Sotloff that was written in the New York Times says it all.

"Mr. Sotloff had lived in Yemen for years, Spoke good Arabic, deeply loved the Islamic world."
Be advised all you Islam world lovers, it will not mean a thing when you are at the narrow passage whether you love Islam or not.

At the narrow passage, there are no brother's and no friends.
>Arab Proverb<

1. Submit to Islam.
2. Pay the infidel tax, become a dhimmi.
3. Join Mr. Sotloff.

Me? I'm gonna go clean my Rifle.

Posted by: obsidian at September 02, 2014 01:27 PM

2 His death is certainly pre-planned, even if Obama decided to stop air strikes, it looks like they were probably all killed on the same day. Interestingly they took out a British hostage, which means they probably ran out of American hostages. I believe the other American hostages in Syria are probably held by Al-Nusra (Syria's Al Qaeda branch)

Posted by: Birbal Dhar at September 02, 2014 01:28 PM

3 Was Sotloff an America hating, Muslim appeasing, anti Semite like Foley, who went to Syria with unicorn dust in his eyes?

Posted by: Yalaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!! at September 02, 2014 01:35 PM

4 Being that Sotloff was Jewish, there was sadly unfortunately no way that he wasn't going to meet this horrible fate given what they did to non-Jewish infidel Foley.

Posted by: CJ at September 02, 2014 01:57 PM

5 "BEJEEBUS!" LMAO, Liveleak once again has melted down under showing a video it doesn't show.
That's right, LL refuses to show the video.
Comments are going fruit bat ape shat arguing whether it's real or fake, if you don't agree it's fake you get bounced out of posting comments.
Who knows?
Sotloff for sure does as does his family.

Posted by: obsidian at September 02, 2014 02:05 PM

6 It'd be one thing if they were soldiers...but they were Islam friendly journalists. I wonder if other journalists are getting the message? They're NOT freedom fighters you fools.

Maybe bombs are too nice for these guys, kill them in the manner with which they seems to be what they think is intimidating. For every one of these we kill 2 of them the same way. Let's start with the UK Muslim pedo's selling UK girls for sex.

Posted by: Pete at September 02, 2014 02:21 PM

7 I think that Foley and Sotloff are not in the same category. Look at their tweets. Foley was a propagandist, no nuance there, he couldn't distinguish between Islamic radicals and tea partiers. Foley died probably thinking his predicament was Israel's fault. Sotloff is a guy who made a genuine effort to understand and study the region, and be professional. Although Sotloff does seem to be gullible in the liberal fashion thinking perhaps that because he was so well versed in the region, his knowledge would protect him. It doesn't seem like Sotloff would have thought his beheading was Israel's fault. It will be revealing to see if Obama goes public with statements about Sotloff like he did for Foley. Obama clearly has a soft streak for Foley's story, knowing perhaps if Obama hadn't gone into politics and wandered the world as a pro-islamicist anti-Israel "journalist" he may well have ended up like Foley. Just my 2c.

Posted by: CJ at September 02, 2014 02:53 PM

8 It is real enough. Prayers for his family.

ISIS is getting desperate.
I say stop the drones.
Use the B-52's. Linebacker III.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at September 02, 2014 02:59 PM

9 Thanks for confirmation. I think records of these snuff films must be kept, and those who need proof should be allowed to view them. I think they are the "real obscenity" in the George Carlin sense of the word. So, I am not going to click on them.

I will, however, vote for a competent person who will assure funding for (Congress) and intelligent strategic decisions (a President) to support a robust military response to this evil.

I am somewhat cheered to see that Iraq has begun to take the fight to ISIS (Sorry, I am done with the weekly name changes), and that the UN has overwhelmingly approved Iraq's request for an investigation into ISIS' crimes.

I am no more impressed than I have ever been, by the UN's (lack of) effectiveness. However, Iraq is a country whose official religion is Islam, and whose laws
must meet a tripartite test of 1) not contradicting a fundamental principle of Islam; 2) not contradicting the principles of democracy, and 3) not contradicting the very long, rather repetitive list of rights and basic freedoms for individuals listed in its Constitution. Iraq has by its action confronted the notion that Islamists are the best, and only kind, of Muslim. This was absolutely necessary.

Posted by: Valerie at September 02, 2014 06:06 PM

10 Looking forward to Obama drawing red line on Korean Peninsula as sign of ..."Good Will".

Posted by: KIM at September 02, 2014 10:53 PM

11 So, in one of my lives I work at a tv station in a major metro area. I was in the news room when this came off the wire.

The anchor I was working with at the time was *concerned* and it voiced that it was *disturbing* however, at no point did she- who is of the Jewish persuasion- say anything against Islam. However, the black woman I was working with was appalled and said these people were animals. I said animals don't behead each other for fun.

Posted by: Vyx at September 03, 2014 10:04 AM

12 The knife he used was the same used on Foley. It is a Muela sawback survivor knife, CI 5516 sold by World knives LTD in Europe and England, a $47.95 blade.
I'm sure it can be traced if purchased by credit card.

Posted by: obsidian at September 03, 2014 05:45 PM

13 If they know who this British scumbag is, maybe someone should post of video of them visiting his friends and family in London?

Posted by: Exador at September 05, 2014 07:18 AM

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