Islamic militants behead Japanese hostage, offer swap for remaining one – reports

Kenji Goto (Still from Youtube video/SnapcastNews)RT

A video has reportedly appeared on the internet showing one of the Japanese hostages held by jihadists. He claimed his companion was executed and said the Islamic State want him swapped for a female suicide bomber.

Kenji Goto shows a picture of the beheaded body of his fellow captive, Haruna Yukawa, reported the SITE Intel Group, an organization that tracks the online activity of terrorists.  

In his message, Goto reportedly blames Japan’s prime minister for Yukawa’s death and says that the Islamic State now wants the release of Sajida al-Rishawi, an alleged attempted suicide bomber, who is believed to be connected to the attack on a hotel in Jordan in 2005.

Sajida al-Rishawi is currently in prison in Jordan. During the 2005 attack in Amman her suicide belt didn’t detonate and she survived. Later she was captured and confessed, but later retracted her confession. She was sentenced to death in 2006, but appealed to the court and the case is still in process of appeal.

Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga has said his country is outraged by the atrocity.

“This is an outrageous and unacceptable act,” Suga said. “We strongly demand the prompt release of the remaining Mr. Kenji Goto, without harm.”

Suga also said the government is holding an emergency meeting over the situation.

After the meeting, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that Japan “will not give in to terrorism.” He also called for the immediate release of the Japanese journalist on Sunday. “We are using every diplomatic channel and means to work towards a release,” he told reporters. “This act of terrorism is an outrageous and unacceptable act of violence,” Abe said.

“I feel a strong sense of anger and firmly condemn this. I again strongly demand the immediate release of Mr. Kenji Goto, unharmed.”

The Japanese government could not confirm the authenticity of the video. However, the authorities have started an investigation.

On Tuesday, the Islamic State (formerly ISIS) terrorist group published a video on several extremist websites showing two Asian men wearing orange fatigues standing on their knees alongside a masked man in black holding a knife. The man said the militant group demanded a $200 million ransom for the hostage’s lives to be paid within 72 hours. This is the same amount of money that Japan had pledged to pay as a contribution to the US-led campaign against IS.

The Japanese Prime Minister reiterated that he will stand by his country’s commitment not to pay ransoms while speaking on the phone with UK Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday, Kyodo news agency reported.

Abe said multiple times that that he will not give in to terrorism. However, his government vowed to rescue the Japanese nationals, with the Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga stating that the government “is doing everything it can, and saving lives is the top priority.”

Meanwhile, Tokyo had failed to contact the militants to negotiate the release in the given time.

The Japanese hostage is the last victim on the list of foreign hostages executed by IS militants in Syria and Iraq, for whom their governments refused to pay ransom. Among them are US aid worker Peter Kassig executed in November 2014, UK aid worker Alan Henning murdered in October 2014, UK aid worker David Haines killed in September 2014 and American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, slain in August 2014.

4 thoughts on “Islamic militants behead Japanese hostage, offer swap for remaining one – reports

  1. So all they have is a pic of the beheading this time? That must mean the fukkin producers are running out of money. Damn Isrealis, always doing things on the cheap.
    They should get some Hollywood Jews up in there. At least they know how to spend other people’s money. Film that beheading from 14 different angles, special effects, green screen, 52 takes then throw it all in post production for six months and CG the shit out of that baby. Get Woody Harrelson to play the lead (I bet he can do a Japanese accent) and they would be looking at an Oscar nomination.
    Somebody get me Rita Katz on the phone…pronto!

    1. ” Damn Isrealis, always doing things on the cheap.
      They should get some Hollywood Jews up in there. At least they know how to spend other people’s money.”


      Priceless, dude!

      1. Those pussys! They can’t film and document how many swings it takes to accomplish beheadings? They want to leave it up to our own gruesome details of the false bullshit they spew out to the masses for control. “What’s the most gruesome thing you can think of?” That’s question #1 on the questionnaire! “Let’s question them with tasks of gruesome detail to hypnotize them into submission. We can then mold the goyum into whatever we want. We’re genius. We’re God’s chosen. We’re born of Satan and we love little children.” This evil must be vanquished. I find it hard to believe that there are people out there possessed with so much evil. When can we call a spade a spade? How much longer must we endure this façade? When will the people that deserve to be hung do the dance? My impatience continues to grow while I watch the “The Greatest Show of Lies on Earth.” I pray for a mass awakening that results in a damn good housecleaning. Not one speck of jew left!

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