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Originally published August 20, 2014 at 10:18 AM | Page modified August 20, 2014 at 1:57 PM

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Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley.


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@Eustacian you mean terrorism didn't exist until we invaded Iraq??? You mean extremist muslims didn't murder people... MORE
and he rushes off to the Golf course when his statements were finished... nice... MORE
maybe he could have taken the lead from Britain's Prime Minister. Come home from vacation and had emergency meetings. MORE

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EDGARTOWN, Mass. —

President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley.

Obama says the entire world is "appalled" by Foley's killing. The president says he spoke Wednesday with Foley's family and offered condolences.

Obama says the Islamic State abducts women and children, and tortures, rapes, enslaves and kills people. He said the Islamic State targets Christians and other minorities and aims to commit genocide.

Obama spoke Wednesday from Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, where he's vacationing with his family, a day after the militants released a video showing the American journalist being beheaded.



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