First it was American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff… then British aid worker, David Haines. Now, ISIS has released a video of themselves beheading a French hostage just hours after President Barack Obama called for the U.N. to take action.
In the video, a man who appears to be 55-year-old Nice native Herve Gourdel is seen kneeling in front of several armed militants as a statement is read by one of them in Arabic. Near the end of the nearly 5-minute video, Gourdel is pushed over and held down, at which point the video cuts out. When it returns, he appears to have been killed.
Before Gourdel’s death, the militant says they will be “closer to Allah by killing this filthy Frenchman in defense of Allah’s religion” and then addresses ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, saying, “we are with you… here are your soldiers fighting those you fight and making peace with those you make peace with.
They have made good on their threat to kill Gourdel, and did so in a graphic way. The only way to handle terrorists is to kill them anywhere they exist.
Via ABC NEWS