ISIS Apologizes For Posting Sotloff’s Beheading Ahead Of Schedule
September 3, 2014 7:55am PST
On Tuesday, the Islamic State posted a horrifying video to Twitter which showed the gruesome beheading of Steven Sotloff. He is the second journalist they have publicly beheaded in an attempt to show President Obama who’s boss. Now, ISIS has posted an apology to their followers online, though it doesn’t contain the message we would all like to hear.
Apparently, the video of Sotloff’s beheading was released ahead of schedule. After it was posted to Twitter, it quickly went viral before the terrorist organization could effectively take it down. They issued this statement in response:
“A clarification about the mistake was made by “Uyun al-Ummah” account, that has published the video before the official time. The user saw a tweet with the video and thought it was published officially. We tried to remove the video after we understood that his was published by mistake, and we are sorry to the followers of the Islamic State.”
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This apology seems quite odd coming from a group of terrorists who normally show no kind of remorse for anything. It also begs a handful of questions: What were they waiting for? How long had Steven Sotloff actually been dead? Was his beheading widely known to other members of the Islamic State before the video was released?
Sotloff, a 31-year-old Miami-area native who freelanced for Time and Foreign Policy magazines, vanished in Syria in August 2013 and was not seen again until he appeared in a video released last month that showed Foley’s beheading. The video of Sotloff’s beheading is still under investigation at this time. It has not yet been cleared at unequivocally authentic.
There will undoubtedly be more developments in this story and we will be sure to be the first ones to bring them to you.
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