Islamic State militants released a video on Tuesday that purportedly showed the beheading of a second captive US journalist, Steven Sotloff, which ended with a chilling warning that a British hostage would be the next to die.
In a video, entitled “A Second Message to America,” a masked man is shown carrying out the beheading of Sotloff, whose life had earlier been threatened in a film that showed the murder of another US journalist, James Foley.
The video, released by the Islamic State (Isis) on Tuesday, features a voiceover delivered by a British jihadi. It ends with the killer threatening another hostage, identified as a Briton.
Jabbing his jagged knife towards the camera, the masked man is shown declaring: “I’m back, Obama.”