December 11, 2014 11:30 am -

[su_right_ad]ISIS wants money for the remains of one of the Americans it executed, James Foley.

Middlemen with ties to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have turned to a grim new method of trying to secure funds in recent days. With the group having failed to strike deals to ransom the U.S. hostages in its custody — instead beheading three of them since July — its intermediaries are now trying to negotiate the sale of the body of at least one of the men it killed.

Three sources in contact with ISIS or its associates told BuzzFeed News that it wants to sell the remains of James Foley, the U.S. journalist whose August death was the first in a series of high-profile executions of Western hostages by ISIS hands.

They said ISIS wants $1 million for Foley’s body, which it would deliver across the border to Turkey, and that the group was willing to provide a DNA sample to facilitate a deal.

If true, the attempted sale would highlight the ruthlessness behind the hostage-taking enterprise that has provided ISIS with deep reservoirs of funds and publicity — as well as the group’s cold calculation as it works to raise more cash.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

4 responses to ISIS Trying To Sell Body Of James Foley For $1 Million

  1. spacegod December 11th, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Don’t give them one penny.

  2. Khary A December 11th, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    How about we give it to them, wrapped in high explosive ordinance?

  3. fahvel December 11th, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    and these people are terrorists but gearge and dick et al are what? I don’t see any moral difference between the angry of the mid east and the gluttonous of the noble west.

  4. greenfloyd December 11th, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Might get some good intel from this latest demonstration of IS barbarism… Call their bluff, offer to put money in escrow while we test the DNA and try to track-down some of these so-called “middlemen” and see where that goes.