President Obama made a statement in Martha's Vineyard earlier this afternoon condemning the death of photojournalist James Wright Foley who was beheaded yesterday by ISIL.
After Obama paid tribute to Foley, he made the following statement:
So ISIL speaks for no religion. Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents. No just God would stand for what they did yesterday, and for what they do every single day. ISIL has no ideology of any value to human beings. Their ideology is bankrupt. They may claim out of expediency that they are at war with the United States or the West, but the fact is they terrorize their neighbors and offer them nothing but an endless slavery to their empty vision, and the collapse of any definition of civilized behavior.