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ISIS Web Trolls Mock Beheaded US Journo No.2

Following ISIS' second beheading of a US journalists, supporters of the Islamic state took to social media, celebrating the death of the journalist as a message to the United States.

Staff Writer

Sick Twitter trolls held a vile online party in the hours following the release of a video showing the beheading of hero journalist Steven Sotloff, CairoScene can reveal.

The disgusting swarm of comments began under the hashtags 'a_second_message_to_America' and #StevensHeadinObamasHands, just moments after militants released a video showing the brutal beheading of the US journalist - the second such killing in just two weeks.

The video came just days after Sotloff's mother begged for his life to be spared. The chilling clip features Sotloff - who also holds Israeli citizenship - with his hands tied behind his back, telling the camera that he is “paying the price’’ for US intervention in Syria.

He says, “Obama, your foreign policy of intervention in Iraq was supposed to be for the preservation of American lives and interests. So why is it that I am having to pay the price of your interference with my life? Am I not an American citizen?” 

Shockingly Sotloff then appears to struggle and attempt to stand up - but it's too late, as his mocking executioner begins to slit his throat.

The clip, which comes just two weeks after the beheading of US journalist James Foley, also features a threat on the life of a kidnapped British aid worker - David Cawthorne Haines. CairoScene has chosen not to release the video out of respect to the victim's family.

Within minutes sick Islamic ghouls took to social media to glorify the murder video. Here is just a selection of the vile abuse dished out by the group's extremist supporters.

The messages, along with countless others, remain online today despite an earlier pledge by Twitter to crack down on accounts linked to the so-called Islamic State.