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U.S. intelligence analysts have determined that the video showing the execution of American photojournalist James Foley by Islamic State militants is real.
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00:00 Today the entire world is appalled. By the brutal murder
00:04 Jim Foley by a terrorist group -- US intelligence analysts have
00:10 determined that the video showing the execution of American photojournalist James
00:15 -- by Islamic state militants is real. President Barack Obama described
00:20 the forty year old freelance reporter as courageous. He spoke with
00:24 the Stanley Wednesday expressing that the nation with heartbroken at their
00:28 lost. Foley's life stands in stark contrast. To his killers so
00:32 I soul speaks for no religion. The victims are overwhelmingly Muslim.
00:39 And no faith teaches people to massacre in essence. No just
00:44 god would stand for what they did yesterday and what they
00:47 do every single. Ideology is bankrupt. -- Stanley shared at what
00:51 they were going through Wednesday. How do you make sense that
00:54 if someone is good. Good as GM. -- -- -- the
00:58 video titled a message to America says Foley was executed as
01:02 a result of president Obama's decision to bomb Islamic state byters.
01:07 Then nearly five minute long video too graphic to show. Shows
01:11 that black clad masked militants standing next to a kneeling fully
01:15 wearing an orange jumpsuit the video shows the moments leading up
01:18 and immediately following -- execution. I mean people think I --
01:24 not -- different ways display was. It is Huntsman. How much
01:33 pain losing. So cool this this. Method of execution. In the
01:43 it testifies to his career. James Foley worked for new outlets
01:46 such as global posts and AFP. We all -- to believe.
01:51 That this was his passion is a lot of value when
01:53 he's doing brings brings -- to do some of the atrocities.
01:56 He was kidnapped along with his translator on Thanksgiving Day in
02:00 northern Syria the translator was later released. Foley is one of
02:05 an estimated thirty journalists missing in Syria is nearly three year
02:09 old civil war.