Statement by Representative Jan Schakowsky on the Killing of Journalist and Northwestern Alumnus, James Foley

CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)—August 21, 2014.

I am extremely angered and saddened to learn of the intentional murder of James Foley.  This was a brutal, barbaric act – his murderers must be brought to justice and the reign of terror by ISIS must end.

Jim was a respected photojournalist and a proud alumnus of the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism graduate program, an acclaimed program based in my home district.  We mourn him.  His murder also reminds us that there are journalists around the world who face very real dangers and risk their lives on a daily basis in order to report on crucial stories that would otherwise never be heard.

My heart goes out to Jim Foley’s family, colleagues and friends.  We stand with them and stand against terror, malicious violence and senseless killings. 

Source: Schakowsky.house.gov