Foley beheading `crime` against Islam`s principles: Qatar
Doha: Qatar, accused by a German minister of financing Islamic State (IS) jihadists, condemned today the group`s beheading of US journalist James Foley as a "crime against the principles of Islam".
The gas-rich nation`s foreign ministry "expressed in strongest terms its condemnation of the killing of US journalist James Foley at the hands of a criminal group," in a statement published by the official QNA news agency.
A video of Foley`s beheading was posted online on Tuesday by the IS, a jihadist group operating in Iraq and Syria, prompting global condemnation.
In the nearly five-minute video, the group declares that Foley was condemned to die in retaliation for US President Barack Obama`s ordering of air strikes against IS positions in northern Iraq.
"This despicable crime ... Is against the principles of Islam and humanity, and violates human values and international law," said the Qatari statement, lamenting the loss of a journalist "known for his courage in covering events" in danger zones including Syria.
Doha`s reaction comes a day after Germany`s development aid minister, Gerd Mueller, accused Qatar of financing IS jihadists.
"A story like this always has a history," Mueller said in an interview with public broadcaster ZDF. "Who is financing these troops? Hint: Qatar."
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Sheena's diary reveals disturbed relationship with parents: DNA reports
- Shameless cheating in exams, when will Bihar learn?
- Setback for Air India as 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliner pilots resign
- Sheena case: Indrani quizzed jointly with Peter, denies killing daughter
- Trade unions` strike hits normal life across India
- Sonakshi Sinha silences Twitter troll for calling her ugly and it's epic!
- Sheena Bora murder saga: 12 questions that police asked Peter Mukerjea during 12-hour grilling?
- Sunny Leone steamy condom ad (uncensored): Watch why this video is making news
- Indrani Mukerjea confesses to her role in Sheena Bora murder case
- 'Insulted' Samajwadi Party walks out of 'Janata Parivar', to contest Bihar polls alone