Miami-Dade Commissioners passed a resolution on Monday which urged the federal government to revoke the citizenship and passports of any United States citizen who fights for the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Members of the U.S. House from Florida and New Hampshire introduced a resolution honoring the lives of two American journalists, including one from South Florida, who were beheaded by Islamic State militants in Syria.
A spokesman for the family of murdered American journalist Steven Sotloff described the South Florida native as a “gentle soul” in a prepared statement made just a day after video showing Sotloff being beheaded at the hands of an ISIS terrorist was released.
President Barack Obama called the murder of Miami journalist Steven Sotloff “a horrific act of violence” and said the nation grieves with his loved ones.
As a U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff’s reporting trips took him to Libya, Egypt, Bahrain, Somalia, and Turkey but he vanished last August while on assignment in the country that’s considered the most dangerous for journalists — Syria.
The news of 31-year-old Steven Sotloff’s death, at the hands of ISIS militants, has devastated some neighbors of Pinecrest where his family lives.
Arthur Sotloff told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench that he and his wife, Shirley, wanted to thank everyone for their prayers and their well wishes.
The family of an American journalist from Miami who is being held hostage by Islamic State militants have asked for privacy, but the man’s mother did take a moment to comment to CBS4 News.
Family and friends of an American journalist from South Florida who is being held hostage by Islamic State militants are hoping and praying for his safe return.