Steven Joel Sotloff was an American journalist and Israeli citizen. He has worked for the Times Magazine and has also been featured on CNN and Fox News. He was kidnapped in Syria in 2013 by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and beheaded.
Steven Sotloff of thefamily
Steven Sotloff was born on the 11th. May 1983 in Miami, Florida, USA and raised in Pinecrest, Florida, USA. He was the son of Sirley Sotloff and Arthur Sotloff. His grandfather survived the Holocaust.
During a trip to Israel, he fell in love with the country, so he took Israeli citizenship.
Training Details Steven Sotloff
Steven Sotloff attended Ramsay Hall High School and Kimball Union Academy. He went to the University of Central Florida to study journalism and then transferred to the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel, to study topics such as counterterrorism.
Steven Sotloff’s career details
Steven Sotloff has worked for the Times, The National Interest, World Affairs, etc., and has been available for CNN and Fox News.
During his professional career, he has made trips to Syria, Qatar, Libya, Ekkupept, Turkey and Bahrain. His coverage as Voice for the Voiceless at The Times, NBC News and The Telegraph to give a voice to helpless Syrian refugees has made him known worldwide.
He was very attentive to the problems of the Middle East and handled the region brilliantly. For example, uncovering the Benghazi story was his great success and the reason for his popularity.
Abduction and beheading of Steven Sotloff
Steven Sotloff was kidnapped by fighters from Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in a town near Syria as he crossed the Syrian border into Turkey. He was with his fixer (in journalistic terms, a person who serves foreigners). Members of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levites (ISIL) also captured the restorer, his brother and nephew, but released them after 15 days.
Days before his abduction, he had criticised US President Barack Obama for not releasing American soldiers, so it was thought that the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) might release him.
Steven Sotloff’s family members, the U.S. Secret Service, and the U.S. government kept the news of his abduction secret, believing that fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (EIIL) could do him harm. The security services secretly tried to get him convicted, but it didn’t happen.
The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levites (ISIL) has released a video showing them beheading journalist James Foley. After the beheading, they announced that the next victim would be Steven Sotloff and showed him on a video.
Stephen Sotloff’s family, friends and colleagues did well to hide his faith from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
After the video was released, thousands of Americans signed a petition on the White House website to save Steven Sotloff. Aslo, Steven Sotloff’s mother, sent a video message to Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi asking him to leave her son and the other hostages behind.
The second one. September 2014, the video of Steven Sotloff’s beheading was found and revealed that there was no chance of negotiations with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Steven Sotloff’s family claimed that the Assad government helped the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) brutally kill him.
Reaction to decapitation
World leaders, including Pope Francis, have condemned the brutal murder of Stephen Sotloff and praised him for his service.
He has received numerous awards such as the ADL’s Daniel Pearl Award, the Radio Television Digital News Foundation Citation of Courage Award, etc.
A memorial for Steven Sotloff was created by noted American artist Tracy Ellin at the Greenspoon Marder Law Foundation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The same memorial art can be seen at Temple Beth Am in Miami, Florida.
The Steven Sotloff Memorial Garden is located in Pinecrest, Florida, where anyone can pay their last respects to Steven Sotloff.
After Steven Sotloff’s death a foundation was established in his name. It provides scholarships for journalism students and also offers exchange programs for young journalists from around the world.