An American freelance photo journalist James Wright was born on 18th October, 1973. He is the native of Rochester, New Hampshire. He was abducted northwest in the Syria on 22nd November 2012. He attended Marquette University and got graduated from there in the year 1996. He then went on to join Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and graduated in 2008.
Foley was abducted in Syria while he was working for Global Post news agency on the Thanksgiving Day. He was kidnapped at a gunpoint near town of Taftanaz in the northern Syria in the year 2012. Eneryon was unknown about him until 19th August 2014 when ISIS posted a video in YouTube on Tuesday which was entitled “A Message to #America”.
The video showed Foley kneeling in the desert landscape in which he wore a orange jumpsuit with microphone attached. He read a prepared statement urging Americans for stopping their support for US government for its bombing campaign against the ISIS targets.
Apart from journalism, Foley used to teach reading as well as writing skills to the convicted felons at Cook County Jail in Chicago. His family has confirmed that he is dead. His mother Diane Foley stated that “he gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people”. He was tall at the height of six feet and one inch and he died on 19th August when he was at the age of forty.