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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

RIP: James Foley

Aloha,

You may have heard that American journalist James Foley (40) was beheaded by Islamic State terrorists Tuesday.



I've called myself a journalist in the past, but what I did compared to the risks Mr. Foley took to do his job is like comparing apples and oranges.


 
 
I'm so angry that I have no words -- there are no words -- except to offer my sincere and deepest condolences to the Foley family.

I'm also posting these pictures of Mr. Foley, which I believe is how he would want to be remembered, and not how millions saw him in his final moments...





(Pictures above from the Free James Foley Twitter account)


 (Picture below:  (Steven Senne/The Associated Press)


Mr. Foley, of Rochester, N.H., during a May 2011 interview


22 comments:

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

love to the family.

The news was...

ahhhh

No words ... the pictures were better than any words.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

So tragic. Prayers for his family.

Crystal Collier said...

I can't even imagine how freaky that experience would be--for both him and those he left behind. Silent words and prayers...

Dianne K. Salerni said...

I was horrified that CNN posted photos of him moments from death ~ THANK YOU for showing James Foley doing what he loved instead. How much longer is the world going to stand by and allow monstrous groups like ISIS and Boko haram to blaze a trail of death and hatred across the world?

Johanna Garth said...

Thanks for those tribute pictures, Mark. A journalist friend of mine was friends with him and posted a long memorial post along with more pictures on Facebook this morning.

Melissa said...

You're right. No words.
Sad. :(

Loni Townsend said...

A terrible tragedy. My condolences to the family.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

There is no way for civilized people to understand the animals who have done this. Prayers to the family.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

That was so tragic. He was a daring man. Such a loss.

Elephant's Child said...

Sad and almost incomprehensibly bad.

Cynthia said...

This is incredibly sad news, and I hope his family will eventually find comfort.

Kristin Smith said...

So sad. But thanks for remembering Foley as he would want to be remembered. My heart goes out to his family and friends at this devastating time.

Kirsten said...

I have deliberately avoided the footage our enemies want us to see, and am grateful that you chose to share this tribute to an American hero instead. Thank you.
My prayers and love go out to Mr. Foley's family and friends.

Nicole said...

Sending prayers and love to his family and friends. He was a fellow Marquette alum and wrote a powerful letter for the university's magazine a few years ago that has stuck with me.

quietspirit said...

I am saddened by this death. Prayers for his family.

Slamdunk said...

I was saddened to hear about this as well. Shame that their are so many in this world quick to use violence.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Mark - it is just appalling and so difficult for his family and friends ... where has humanity gone to ..

My thoughts to all .. Hilary

Kristin Smith said...

Hey, Mark. Not sure if you do awards or not, but I nominated you for an award on my blog. Even if you don't accept or pass it on, at least know that I enjoy visiting your blog and think you are one funny guy!! Here is where you can see the nomination:

http://swordsandstilettos.blogspot.com/2014/08/summer-of-awards.html#comment-form

Morgan said...

It is horrific. There are NO words. Deeply disturbing. :/

Rebecca Bradley said...

Wonderful photos to capture the man. My thoughts are with his family and friends.

Denise Covey said...

Thanks for posting this Mark. As they say...all it takes for evil to prosper is for good people to do nothing. RIP James Foley.

Kay said...

It's so much better to remember him this way than those horrible photos before his death. I just don't understand the cruelty, the madness of ISIS.

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