James Foley’s Parents: “We Didn’t Realize How Brutal They Were” After Receiving An Email Warning From ISIS About “Quenching Our Thirst For Your Blood”

James Foley’s Parents: “We Didn’t Realize How Brutal They Were” After Receiving An Email Warning From ISIS About “Quenching Our Thirst For Your Blood”

ISIS sent an email to journalist James Foley’s parents on August 12 threatening to kill their son. It was the final correspondence John and Diane Foley had with the group before their son was beheaded on Tuesday.

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In the final email to the Foley’s, ISIS wrote, ‘You and your citizens will pay the price of your bombings! The first of which being the blood of James Foley!’

They had previously demanded $132.5 million or the release of Islamic prisoners of the U.S. in exchange for Foley’s release which the Obama administration refused to consider.

ISIS still holds American journalist, Steven Sotloff, whose life they have also threatened and can assume the Obama administration will not negotiate for.

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This brings to mind Bowe Bergdahl. One must wonder why the excuse of his health issues took precedence of the lives of these two Americans.

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A total of six emails were sent by ISIS, the last of which, sent on August 12, ended with the boast: ‘We will not stop until we quench our thirst for your blood’.

John Foley told Today: ‘I actually was excited to see an email despite the conclusion that they would execute Jim.

‘We underestimated that point. I did not realize how brutal they were, and I actually hoped we could engage in negotiations with them if they were willing to send any sort of communication because we had none prior.’

The email also referred the Western hostages held captive by IS as the ‘scum of your society’ and said ‘they dared to enter the lion’s den and were eaten.’

U.S. policy prohibits the government negotiating with terrorists, including paying ransom, yet they traded five high level Taliban for deserter Bowe Bergdahl.

The final email made no demands; it only chillingly informed the Foleys that the Islamic State intended to kill their son.

‘You and your citizens will pay the price of your bombings!’ the email read.

‘The first of which being the blood of the American citizen, James Foley! He will be executed as a DIRECT result of your transgressions towards us!’

Our prayers to the Foley family for the loss of their brave American son, may he rest in peace.

 

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