Steven Sotloff

Steven Joel Sotloff
Steven Joel Sotloff (סטיבן סוטלוף; May 11, 1983 – c. undefined September 2, 2014) was an American-Israeli journalist.wikipedia
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Beheading video

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On September 2, 2014, ISIS released a beheading video, showing one of its members beheading Sotloff.

James Foley (journalist)

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The capture and beheading of Steven Sotloff, and of fellow journalist James Foley a month prior, initiated broad public awareness of ISIL/ISIS after the beheadings were shown on the Internet and then on international television.
After Foley's beheaded corpse is shown, his executioner reveals that ISIL is holding another American journalist, Time magazine contributor Steven Joel Sotloff, and that he will be killed if President Obama failed to halt air strikes against ISIL.

Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya

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He transferred to the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in Israel from 2005 to 2008, graduating cum laude with a major in government studies and counter-terrorism.

Kimball Union Academy

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He grew up in Pinecrest, Florida, graduated from Kimball Union Academy, a private boarding school in Meriden, New Hampshire, and later attended (but did not graduate from) the University of Central Florida with a major in journalism from 2002 to 2004.

Jihadi John

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The video then shows Sotloff, wearing an orange jumpsuit and a wireless microphone, being beheaded by a masked man, later discovered to be Mohammed Emwazi who was described by the media as "Jihadi John" and who was the same person that killed James Foley.
The masked man then beheaded Foley off-camera, after which he threatened to behead Steven Sotloff if his demands were not met.

David Haines (aid worker)

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In the scene following Steven's execution, the same executioner is shown holding another prisoner, British aid worker David Cawthorne Haines, saying "We take this opportunity to warn those governments that enter this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State to back off and leave our people alone."
After the surfacing of the Steven Sotloff execution video, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond revealed that the aid worker was one of the intended targets of the American rescue mission.

Oren Kessler

Fellow journalists including Sotloff's friend Oren Kessler worked intensively for his release.
Kessler had corresponded extensively with fellow journalist Steven Sotloff until Sotloff was murdered by ISIS militants in 2014.

SITE Intelligence Group

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On September 2, 2014, the SITE Intelligence Group discovered the video of Sotloff's execution on what they called "a file-sharing site" and released it to their subscribers.
On September 2, 2014, SITE sent the video of Steven Sotloff's apparent beheading to its subscribers before the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant released the video.

Conscience-in-Media Award

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In 2015 three freelance journalists, James Foley, Steven Sotloff, and Austin Tice were honored with the award, presented at the National Press Club.

Journalist

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undefined September 2, 2014) was an American-Israeli journalist.

Aleppo

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In August 2013, he was kidnapped in Aleppo, Syria, and held captive by militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS).

Decapitation

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On September 2, 2014, ISIS released a beheading video, showing one of its members beheading Sotloff.

Barack Obama

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Following Sotloff's beheading, U.S. President Barack Obama stated that the United States would take action to "degrade and destroy" ISIS.

2012 Benghazi attack

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Sotloff's legacy is, in part, that he broke the Benghazi story to CNN, that there was no protest, and that he foresaw the massive Syrian Refugee Crisis as he reported on the everyday people's suffering in Syria, thus earning him the reputation as "The Voice for the Voiceless."

Refugees of the Syrian Civil War

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Sotloff's legacy is, in part, that he broke the Benghazi story to CNN, that there was no protest, and that he foresaw the massive Syrian Refugee Crisis as he reported on the everyday people's suffering in Syria, thus earning him the reputation as "The Voice for the Voiceless."

Pinecrest, Florida

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Steven Sotloff was the son of Arthur and Shirley Sotloff of Pinecrest, Florida, a suburb of Miami, and a grandson of Holocaust survivors, who inspired him to be "a voice for the voiceless."

The Holocaust

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Steven Sotloff was the son of Arthur and Shirley Sotloff of Pinecrest, Florida, a suburb of Miami, and a grandson of Holocaust survivors, who inspired him to be "a voice for the voiceless."

Meriden, New Hampshire

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He grew up in Pinecrest, Florida, graduated from Kimball Union Academy, a private boarding school in Meriden, New Hampshire, and later attended (but did not graduate from) the University of Central Florida with a major in journalism from 2002 to 2004.

University of Central Florida

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He grew up in Pinecrest, Florida, graduated from Kimball Union Academy, a private boarding school in Meriden, New Hampshire, and later attended (but did not graduate from) the University of Central Florida with a major in journalism from 2002 to 2004.

Aliyah

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Steven emigrated to Israel after a Birthright trip inspired him to fall in love with the country, and held citizenship of both the United States and Israel, although his Jewish background and Israeli citizenship were not made public during his work in Muslim countries or during his captivity for fear that the information might endanger his release.

Birthright Israel

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Steven emigrated to Israel after a Birthright trip inspired him to fall in love with the country, and held citizenship of both the United States and Israel, although his Jewish background and Israeli citizenship were not made public during his work in Muslim countries or during his captivity for fear that the information might endanger his release.

Qatar University

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According to Al-Jazeera, Sotloff was in Qatar and wrote a letter of application dated May 29, 2010, to the Arabic for Non Native Speakers (ANNS) faculty at Qatar University.

Arab Spring

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His career began during the Arab Spring.

Time (magazine)

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Sotloff had worked for the news magazine Time, as well as Christian Science Monitor, The National Interest, Media Line, World Affairs, and Foreign Policy, and had appeared on CNN and Fox News.

The Christian Science Monitor

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Sotloff had worked for the news magazine Time, as well as Christian Science Monitor, The National Interest, Media Line, World Affairs, and Foreign Policy, and had appeared on CNN and Fox News.