Family, Friends Of South Florida Journalist Held By ISIS Pray For His Safety

CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Family and friends of an American journalist from South Florida who is being held hostage by Islamic State militants are hoping and praying for his safe return.

Steven Sotloff is a freelance journalist who writes for several news publications including Time magazine. He was kidnapped back in August 2013 near the Syrian-Turkish border.

Click here to watch Gaby Fleischman’s report. 

On a chilling video posted Tuesday on YouTube from ISIS, militants are shown (purportedly) beheading of American journalist James Foley and then threatening to kill a man on his knees, who they claim is Sotloff, if President Barack Obama doesn’t end military operations in Iraq.

In the video a man dressed in black says, “The life of this American citizen, Obama, depends on your next decision.”

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said she has been in contact with the family for several months and is doing all she can…

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