James Foley beheading was one of the most shocking executions recorded in the modern times. Foley was an American journalist and video reporter. He was one of the freelance correspondents that worked during the Syrian Civil War. In 2011, Gadafi forces captured him and several of his colleagues killing Anton Hammerl, he stated that when he saw him dead, the world as he perceived it totally changed for him, and that it did not matter that they were being kidnapped, in that moment the world stopped, the world was Anton in a pool of blood. He was released from prison 44 days later and returned to Lybia, he was present when Gadaffi was captured.
He was kidnapped in 2012 in Syria, while heading in taxi to the Turkish border along with his translator, John Cantlie who is still being held in captivity. Captors demanded 100 million euros in exchange of the life of Foley. GoboalPost, the company he worked for, stated that they spent millions to bring him back and that included the services of Kroll Inc, an international security company. Obama also unauthorized a complex rescue mission that did not worked. After many torture and mock executions, Foley was beheaded in 2014 and Isis uploaded the video in Youtube.