Slain scribe's family accuses IS leader of violating IslamSeptember 04, 2014 07:58
The family of American Steven Sotloff had a message for the notorious leader of the militant group, Islamic State, asking him to answer for the sin he committed with the beheading of the journalist.Sotloff's family broke its silence the same day US intelligence officials said the videotaped execution was authentic. "I have a message for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi," family spokesman Barak Barfi told reporters in Arabic, reading from a statement. "The month of Ramadan is the month of mercy. Where is your mercy?" "Wayluk", Barfi said, using an Arabic phrase that roughly translates to committing a great sin.
In English, Barfi told reporters gathered outside the Sotloff family's home in Miami: "Today, we grieve. This week, we mourn. But we will emerge from this ordeal ...We will not allow our enemies to hold us hostage with the sole weapons they possess, fear."