American journalist James Foley apparently beheaded in ISIS video

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FILE - In this May 27, 2011 file photo American Journalist James Foley, of Rochester, N.H., poses for a photo in Boston. The parents of Foley, kidnapped in Syria more than four months ago, said Thursday April 4, 2013 that his latest disappearance is more upsetting than an earlier one in Libya because they don’t know who is holding him. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

A screen grab from a video posted to YouTube by ISIS that claims to show journalist James Foley, who was abducted in 2012 while covering the Syria civil war, being beheaded.

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Journalist James Foley, of Rochester, N.H., responds to questions during an interview with The Associated Press, in Boston, Friday, May 27, 2011. Foley, who was working for the Boston-based GlobalPost while reporting on the conflict in Libya, was captured along with two others by Libyan government forces on April 5, 2011. Foley, American freelance journalist Clare Morgana Gillis, of New Haven, Conn., and Spanish photographer Manu Brabo were released by Libyan authorities last week. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
FILE - This undated file still image from video released April 7, 2011, by GlobalPost, shows James Foley of Rochester, N.H., a freelance contributor for GlobalPost, in Benghazi, Libya. A Libyan government spokesman says four journalists detained since early April have completed an administrative hearing and will be released Tuesday or Wednesday.(AP Photo/GlobalPost, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2013 file photo, Diane and John Foley speak about their son, James Foley, 39, a journalist who was kidnapped in Syria by unknown gunmen on Nov. 22, 2012, during a news conference at their home in Rochester, N.H. James Foley disappeared while working for Agence France-Press in Syria. His parents do not know where he is or who is holding him. They are in Wisconsin for a Friday night, April 5, 2013 vigil for their son at Marquette University, where he studied history. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
John and Diane Foley, parents of journalist James Foley, are photographed at their home in Rochester, N.H., Wednesday, May 18, 2011 before holding a press conference about the release of their son. James Foley, a correspondent for the Boston-based news organization Global Post, was one of four western journalists freed Wednesday by Libyan authorities in Tripoli. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)
Journalist James Foley, of Rochester, N.H., responds to questions during an interview with The Associated Press, in Boston, Friday, May 27, 2011. Foley, who was working for the Boston-based GlobalPost while reporting on the conflict in Libya, was captured along with two others by Libyan government forces on April 5, 2011. Foley, American freelance journalist Clare Morgana Gillis, of New Haven, Conn., and Spanish photographer Manu Brabo were released by Libyan authorities last week. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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By RYAN GORMAN

A horrifying new video released by the Islamic State claims to show the beheading of an American photojournalist captured nearly two years ago.

The video titled "A Message to America" purportedly shows Agence-France Press reporter James Foley on his knees giving a statement, while a masked terrorist stands behind him holding a knife.

An ISIS terrorist wearing all-black – face covered – is shown standing over Foley as he reads a statement before he is killed. The mujahedeen then blames Obama for his death and threatens to behead another journalist if the American military does not stop bombing missions.

Foley's head and face are shaved of any hair, and he is wearing only an orange those (traditional Muslim robe) as the video is shot in a remote desert location. His hands are cuffed behind his back.

The missing journalist was captured in November 22, 2012 in Syria – Thanksgiving Day.

The "message" first shows a recent U.S. President Barack Obama speech in which he discussed a humanitarian mission to rescue Iraqis stranded on a mountain while trying to escape almost-certain death at the hands of ISIS terrorists.

It then cuts to Foley and his soon-to-be-killer. The journalist calls for a rebellion against the U.S. government and says "what will happen to me is only a result of their complacency and criminality."

Foley then asks his parents to spare his dignity and refuse to accept compensation from the feds because the recent airdrops and strikes were "the last nail" in his coffin.

He tells his brother John, a member of the Air Force, to "think about the lives you destroy, including those of your own family... I died that day."

Foley's killer then identifies the journalist in English and says the U.S. is no longer fighting an insurgency.

"We are an Islamic army, and a state that has been accepted by a large number of Muslims," the terrorist continues before directly warning President Obama that any further military action will result in "further bloodshed of your people."

He then brandishes the knife and approaches Foley from behind while covering his mouth with one hand and removing his head at the neck with the knife.

No bloodshed is shown, but the video cuts away to a grisly scene showing the aftermath – Foley's head sitting on top of his lifeless corpse in the middle of a barren desert.

It then shows Time magazine journalist Steven Sotloff on his knees similar to how Foley was with the terrorist standing over him.

"The life of this American citizen, Obama, depends on your next decision."

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