United States President Barack Obama condemned the gruesome videotaped killing of American journalist James Foley Wednesday afternoon in a statement from Martha’s Vineyard.
“Today the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of James Foley by the terrorist group ISIL,” Pres. Obama said during a live address from Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, where he resumed his vacation late Tuesday after unexpectedly returning to the White House earlier this week
Hours before Pres. Obama returned to Martha’s Vineyard, an online video surfaced purported to show the beheading of Foley, a photojournalist, being carried out by members of the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS or ISIL. On Wednesday morning, the National Security Council confirmed the authenticity of the footage.