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By Christine DeSouza
Assistant Editor 

Pres. Obama's response to Foley execution


Nicole Tung via freejamesfoley.org

Journalist James Foley before he was taken in 2012 by ISIS.

President Obama spoke out against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in his remarks addressing the execution of journalist James Foley on Aug. 19, stating that "a group like ISIL has no place in the 21st century."

He went on to say "There has to be a common effort to extract this cancer so it does not spread. There has to be a clear rejection of this kind of nihilistic ideologies... Friends and allies around the world, we share a common security a set of values opposite of what we saw yesterday. We will continue to confront this hateful terrorism and replace it with a sense of hope and stability...

"The United States of America will continue to do what we must do to protect our people. We will be vigilant and we will be relentless. When people harm Americans anywhere, we do what's necessary to see that justice is done and we act against ISIL, standing alongside others."

Using his trademark line "Let's be clear..." he described ISIL as a group that speaks for no religion, having ravaged, raped and murdered Sunni and Shia Muslims by the thousands, and targeted Christians and other religious minorities "for no other reason than they practice a different religion."

Obama defined that we will continue to help the people of Iraq and Syria by supporting them in their continuing fight to expel ISIL from their community.


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