To understand the Islamic view of unbelievers, watch this:
The video shows a militant with a British accent beheading Goto, similar to other, recent execution videos released by the extremist group.
The hostage drama began last week after Islamic State threatened to kill Goto and fellow Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa in 72 hours unless Japan paid $200 million.
A purported militant message released Jan. 24 claimed Yukawa had been killed.
The militants later demanded the release of Sajida al-Rishawi, who is on death row in Jordan for her role in a 2005 al Qaeda attack on hotels in Amman that killed 60 people.
Within hours, the militant group said it instead wanted al-Rishawi, 44, released in exchange for the life of hostage Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, a Jordanian fighter pilot.
The video released Saturday, via militant websites, bore the symbols of previous Islamic State group videos in which three American separately appear to have been executed. (Continue Reading.)
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Japanese Journalist Kenji Goto Beheaded by ISIS
The Islamic State has beheaded Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, a convert to Christianity with a wife and two children. As usual, the response of politicians and the media will be to defend Islam from criticism, thus ensuring that the beheadings never end.