08.19.14

Rep. Schiff Statement on Beheading of American Journalist, Latest Act of Barbarity by ISIL

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee and chair of the Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press, released the following statement in the wake of the reported beheading of photojournalist James Wright Foley by ISIL:

"The apparent beheading of photojournalist James Foley adds to the appalling parade of horrors perpetrated by ISIL. Seldom is the descriptor "evil" applied with perfect accuracy as it is with this monstrous group that glories in death. They know no human decency -- murdering journalists, beheading religious minorities refusing to convert, victimizing women and children, and starving entire communities.

"My thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of James Foley in this painful time. Journalists on the front lines are true heroes, and James' work like that of Daniel Pearl before him will inspire others to carry on in spite of the dangers."