Wednesday, 20 August 2014
We will oppose ISIS with every breath in our body': Foreign Secretary says terrorist who beheaded US journalist IS British and troops could be sent to Baghdad, as Cameron breaks off holiday over crisis.
David Cameron this morning broke off his holiday to return to Downing Street, following the brutal execution of an American journalist by an Islamic State jihadist thought to be British.
The Prime Minister will hold meetings today over the 'shocking and depraved' execution of photographer James Foley.
The dramatic development came after the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said the Islamic State was waging war on Britain and the West and the organisation had to be dealt with 'on that basis'.
He also said the jihadist filmed executing Mr Foley ‘appears to be British’ and revealed the Government believed the video was 'genuine'.
Mr Hammond said the UK would oppose the Islamic State 'with every breath in our body' and could send British troops to Baghdad to train Iraqi forces to fight the 'evil organisation'.
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David Cameron is flying back from Cornwall to Downing Street today and is due back around lunchtime
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said the execution appeared to have been carried out by a Briton
A Number 10 spokeswoman said: 'If true, the brutal murder of James Foley is shocking and depraved.
'The Prime Minister is returning to Downing Street this morning. He will meet with the Foreign Secretary and senior officials from the Home Office, Foreign Office and the agencies to discuss the situation in Iraq and Syria and the threat posed by ISIL (Islamic State) terrorists.'
Mr Hammond said the brutal Islamic State video of Mr Foley, who went missing in Syria two years ago, was ‘an appalling example of the brutality of this organisation’.
In the video Mr Foley is seen kneeling in a desert-like environment at an unknown location as an IS fighter stands by his side dressed in black and with his face covered.
After both Foley and the militant issue statements, the journalist is killed in a barbaric beheading which takes seven-minutes due to the jihadist using a small knife.
Mr Hammond said the video had not been verified but ‘all the hallmarks point to it being genuine’.
The Foreign Secretary said his reaction to the clip was ‘horror, absolutely horror at what appears to be a brutal execution’. He added: ‘On the face of it, it appears to be a British person.’
The Foreign Secretary said Britain needed to act against ISIS. ‘We need to push it back, we need to counter the poisonous ideology that it promotes.’
He insisted this would not amount to ‘Western boots on the ground’, but admitted training Iraqi troops was ‘certainly something that we would consider’.
‘We could decide to put limited numbers of trainers into Baghdad for example.’
He added if we are ‘effectively saying we are prepared to wage war on ISIL’, Mr Hammond said: ‘It’s far too late for that debate.’
US journalist James Foley appears to have been beheaded by a Islamic State fighter with a British accent
Mr Hammond said: ‘We are very clear that we are utterly opposed to the evil ideology of this organisation – the barbaric cruelty that they have displayed.
‘We are opposed to them with every breath in our body and we will continue to oppose this.
‘So any kind of threat they make, that if we oppose them they will come after us, frankly we’re long passed that point.
‘They are waging war on moderate Islamic opinion. They are waging war on the West and we have to deal with them on that basis.’
But the Foreign Secretary insisted the Government had not done anything ‘so far which has necessitated the recall of Parliament’. He also defended Mr Cameron amid criticism that he has remained on holiday in Cornwall.
He said: ‘We’re all entitled to a break. We all operate a lot more effectively for having had one.
‘The Prime Minister is only a couple of hundred miles down the road in the UK.
‘He’s in constant contact with his ministers, with his officials, throughout the day. He is control.’
He added: ‘This Prime Minister does remain pretty focussed on what is going on.’
Mr Hammond said the Government knew there were 'a significant number of British nationals in Syria and Iraq operating with extremist organisations'.
Mr Foley, pictured in Syria in 2012, was determined to document the plight of suffering Muslims in the Middle East
The US journalist also documented the violence in Tripoli, Libya, during the conflict in August 2011.
He said: ‘That's one of the reasons why this organisation represents such a direct threat to the UK's national security.
‘Many of these people may seek at some point to return to the UK and they would then pose a direct threat to our domestic security.’
He acknowledged that ‘significant numbers’ of British nationals had been involved in ‘terrible crimes’ and ‘probably in the commission of atrocities’.
‘This is a poison, a cancer, what's going on in Iraq and Syria and it risks spreading to other parts of the international community and affecting us all directly.’
He added: ‘This may come as news to some people but it certainly does not come as news to us.
‘We are absolutely aware that there are significant numbers of British nationals involved in terrible crimes, probably in the commission of atrocities, making jihad with IS and other extremist organisations.
‘This is something we have been tracking and dealing with for many, many months, I don't think this video changes anything it just heightens awareness of a situation which is very grave and which we have been working on for many months.’
Photo journalist James Foley went missing in Syria two years ago
The video of the beheading is being investigated by the Obama administration.
The victim, wearing an orange outfit, makes a statement during the five-minute video entitled ‘A message to America’ released by the Islamic State Al-Furqan foundation.
During the speech he said he wanted to call on family, friends and loved ones to ‘rise up against my real killers, the US government’.
He added: ‘For what will happen to me is only the result of their complacency and criminality’.
The statement, during which Foley is seen to pause and take deep breaths, ended with him saying he wished he could see his family again.
The IS fighter standing next to him is then seen brandishing a knife before accusing America of ‘aggression towards the Islamic state’.
He said: ‘You have plotted against us and gone far out of your way to find reasons to interfere in our affairs.
In a chilling threat in which he singles out President Barack Obama, he says further actions in Iraq by America ‘will result in the bloodshed of your people’.
The masked, armed and robe-clad man speaks in perfect English in what sounds like a London or southern English accent.
Some experts have since suggested the executioner's accent also has mild North African intonations, which could well mean he moved to Britain at a young age.
After the victim is apparently beheaded, another man, said to be journalist Steven Joel Sotloff, who went missing near the border of Syria and Turkey last year, is shown at the end of the video, with the IS fighter saying his life depends on President Obama's ‘next decision’.
Sotloff has been missing since the middle of 2013 and last tweeted on August 3rd, 2013 about his hometown basketball team the Miami Heat.
According to his Twitter account he was in Libya at the time of his disappearance.
A message posted on a Facebook page called ‘Free James Foley’ last night read: ‘We know that many of you are looking for confirmation or answers.
Please be patient until we all have more information, and keep the Foleys in your thoughts and prayers.’
Mr Foley's mother Diane released a statement saying the family ‘have never been prouder’ of him, and pleading with the kidnappers not to kill any other hostages.
‘We have never been prouder of our son Jim. He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people.
Background: Prior to a career in conflict journalism, James Wright Foley taught reading and writing skills to convicted felons at Cook County Jail in Chicago.
‘We implore the kidnappers to spare the lives of the remaining hostages. Like Jim, they are innocents. They have no control over American government policy in Iraq, Syria or anywhere in the world.
‘We thank Jim for all the joy he gave us. He was an extraordinary son, brother, journalist and person. Please respect our privacy in the days ahead as we mourn and cherish Jim.’
Foley, has been missing since November 2012, after being taken hostage at gunpoint by militants from the group Jabhat al Nusra while reporting from Taftanaz, northern Syria, for the GlobalPost.
Jabhat al Nusra subsequently joined forces with ISIS - which did not exist in anything like its current form when Foley was taken - which explains how he ended up in their hands.
The sickening video was designed to send a clear signal to the U.S. to halt the airstrikes that have destroyed a significant amount of ISIS' military equipment in and around the Mosul Dam, and allowed Kurdish Peshmerga to reclaim the strategically important complex.
This morning U.S. jets were seen in the air above the dam as the Kurdish troops who now control it were drawn into fighting with ISIS fighters who remain in the area, hoping to retake control.
British extremists are among the most ‘most vicious and vociferous fighters’ in the Islamic State's ranks in Syria and Iraq, a jihadism expert has said.
Sunni Muslims from the UK are taking part in the conflicts ‘in every way’, according to Shiraz Maher, from King's College London's International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation.
That includes acting as suicide bombers and executioners, he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme after a video purporting to show US journalist James Foley being beheaded by a Britis IS fighter was placed online.
US reporter Daniel Pearl (left) was murdered in Pakistan by British-born Islamic militant Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh (right)
Mr Foley is the second American journalist killed by a Islamist terrorist. Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was murdered by British born Omar Saeed Sheikh in Pakistan in 2002.
The black-clothed and masked man, who speaks with a London accent, threatened bloodshed in the gruesome video, speaking with confidence of when he accuses America of plotting against Muslims and interfering in their affairs, before taking a knife to his victim's throat.
If it is confirmed, as it appears, that he is British he will be seen as the most extreme example yet of a fighter travelling from the UK to take part in brutal violence as part of the militant Islamic State (IS) movement.
Mr Maher, a senior research fellow at ICSR, told Today: ‘Unfortunately the British participation in the conflicts now raging in both Syria and Iraq has been has been one of full participation, one that has seen them at the front lines, taking part in the conflict in every way.
‘So we have seen British fighters out there operating as suicide bombers, we have seen them operating as executioners.
‘Unfortunately they are amongst some of the most vicious and vociferous fighters who are out there. That is unfortunately just a part of their radicalisation.’
A member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant waves an ISIL flag in Raqqa
I hope Tony Blair and Gordon Brown are satisfied with what they have done to England, and i hope David Cameron is satisfied with carrying on where they left off. What a set of complete and utter bastards.
Blair, Brown and Cameron should hang for what they have done, and i would love to put the rope around their pathetic necks.
Millions of Muslim terrorists are living in Great Britain because of Blair, Brown and Cameron. Muslim men come over with their four wives, their wives have babies, the babies grow up to adults, and they become terrorists, because they have been taught that from a very early age, they are taught by their parents and they are taught in the Mosques how to fight and kill, they are told they will take over the UK, and they will kill to get what they want.
Now these terrorists have gone to fight in Syria and Iraq, and they say when they return, they will start war in the UK. David Cameron has said he wants Muslims in top jobs in the army, and he wants Muslim soldiers and Muslim policemen, the man is insane. And now we hear the very sad news of a US Journalist who has just been beheaded by a Muslim who was born and raised in England. And i would go as far to say that i bet he is from Birmingham.
The government have let Anjem Choudary and other terrorists spout their vile on the streets of England,and they have let Choudary also preach his vile Islam on the TV, and not once as he been arrested, he shouts for Sharia law, and he says women will be stoned to death and men beheaded or hung when Sharia law comes in, and he's still allowed to be on the streets spouting about his evil Islam.
The governments of past and present have let Muslims build Mosques anywhere they bloody well like, they have also let them build Muslim only schools. 88% of Muslims in England want Sharia law, in other words they support the terrorists, making 88% of Muslims also terrorists. When the Muslims return from fighting, they say they will start war in England, this is when the government will realize there are no such thing as moderate Muslims.
Ed dick head Miliband, say's if Labour are elected at the general election, he will promote Muslims in the party. Muslims are already taking over the Labour party, and Muslims are also running the town councils. Muslims are in the Labour party, the Conservative party, the Lid/Dems and Ukip, they are everywhere, and they are just waiting for the right time to strike, and lets not forget the Muslim Respect party, they are in different parties, but they are as one.
The whole of Europe is in Great danger, not just the UK.Terrorists in Europe have also left their countries to fight, and they also intend to start war in their countries when they return to them.
In Holland, Halal meat is banned, and so is wearing the burka, in France, the burka is banned, and they have stopped Muslims from building any more Mosques, they are making a stand for their country, and showing the Muslims they have had their way long enough. But in England, Oh my God. Halal meat is not banned, the burka is not banned, and more Mosques are being built, it's as though Cameron is saying come to England, it's a Muslim country. Cameron is a total slime ball bastard, and he needs stopping and quick.
England is now heading for a full scale war with all the Muslims that were born in England,and there are millions of them, and they will be up against half a British army, because Cameron as made sure that we have no defence left.
The Conservative party, the Labour party, the Lib/Dems and Ukip, are ALL traitors, all those parties have Muslims in them. Muslims are getting into all the parties for their own gain, with the Respect party being the head of the pile. Muslims hate you and they want to kill you, and they will kill you. Enoch Powell warned of this way back in 1968, and in 1977 Enoch Powell did an interview for the TV, and Enoch said, there will be war in England in the future with the British people and the immigrants, his words are true, the war is coming, and there is no stopping it. Thousand will die, men women and children. The Labour party are to blame for all this, and so are the people who voted for them, because no party can do a thing without the voters voting for them, the voters give them the power to destroy England.
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BREAKING: American journalist James Wright Foley beheaded by ISIS in chilling video to Obama (Warning: GRAPHIC)
(NBC News) -- The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) claims to have beheaded an American photojournalist and has threatened the life of another American journalist if President Obama doesn't stop airstrikes in Iraq.
A graphic video obtained by NBC News (posted below the fold on this page) purportedly shows James Wright Foley, a freelance reporter for the U.S.-based news service GlobalPost who was kidnapped while reporting from Syria two years ago, reciting threats against America before he is executed by an ISIS militant. The militant heard in the video speaks in English.
The terrorist video shows footage of Obama speaking from the White House on the day he told Americans he had authorized airstrikes in Iraq.
Foley was kidnapped at gunpoint near the town of Taftanaz in northern Syria on Thanksgiving Day in 2012. He had not been heard from during his time in captivity. "We’ve heard nothing. Nothing. We last knew that he was abducted on Thanksgiving Day in the Idlib province, but we don’t know who took him or why," Foley's father, John, said on TODAY last year.
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