The United States is offering a $10 million reward for anyone who can lead them to the ISIS terrorist who beheaded American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff.
The reward comes in a bill passed by the United States Senate, earning bipartisan support.
“One way we can honor the memories of James Foley and Steven Sotloff is to bring their evil murderers to justice, which this measure will help do,” said Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).
“I hope the House approves this at the earliest possible opportunity so that the President can sign it into law,” he added. “It’s important that we send a powerful message to the Foley and Sotloff families, to the American people and to the world that the United States will work tirelessly to ensure that the deaths of these beloved journalists does not go unpunished.”
Many believe that the identity of the ISIS militant who murdered James Foley and Steven Sotloff is already known. Sources say he has been identified as Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, a British rapper turned extremist.
In England, Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary found some success in his rap career, including play on BBC radio.
Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary is believed to have left his family’s upscale London home to join ISIS militants in Syria. Bary’s father was extradited to the United States and accused of serving as a top lieutenant to Osama bin Laden.
James Foley and Steven Sotloff were beheaded in videos made by ISIS. Before they were killed, each was forced to read anti-American statements, and the masked executioner also read a statement.
“I’m back, Obama, and I’m back because of your arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State… despite our serious warnings,” the man said before Sotloff’s beheading.
He added, “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.”
The bill offering $10 million for the identity of the ISIS member who murdered Foley and Sotloff is part of the State Department’s Rewards for Justice Program, which has paid $125 million since 1984 for people providing “actionable information” on terrorism.