UPDATE 8/20 12pm

A statement from the National Security Council on the capture of Miami native Steven Sotloff ...

"The U.S. Intelligence Community has analyzed the recently released video showing U.S. citizens James Foley and Steven Sotloff. We have reached the judgment that this video is authentic. We will continue to provide updates as they are available."


ISIS terrorists claim to have beheaded an American journalist, and are threatening to execute another journalist who has ties to South Florida.

They say the beheading is a message to President Obama to end the intervention in Iraq.

The video claims to show the death of  James Wright Foley who's been missing since 2012. Foley had worked for a several news organizations. When he disappeared in Syria, he was working for a French media company.

His disappearance was ruled a kidnapping by the FBI.

In the video, ISIS also claims they are holding a second journalist, Steven Joel Soltoff, who is a UCF graduate from Miami. He's reportedly been missing for as long as a year. 

The video, in Arabic with English narration, concludes by telling President Obama Soltoff's life "depends on your next decision."