Prior to executing James Foley, ISIS sent a final message to his parents on August 12 threatening his life.
But that wasn’t the only correspondence his captors sent to Diane and James Foley. Totaling six emails, the final message ended with a foreboding warning, “We will not stop until we quench our thirst for your blood.”
The contents of the emails were released as the Foley family desperately tried to raise millions of dollars for the release of their son. As RadarOnline.com previously reported, the terrorist organization demanded $132 million in addition to other requests in exchange for the 40-year-old American journalist. The Foleys received the list of demands via email in New Hampshire.
When their son was beheaded, his family had raised $5 million.
Diane and James had been allowed to send their son a few emails asking questions that only he would know the answer to in an attempt to confirm it was their son, but his responses would ultimately become their final correspondence.
Here is the last email the Foleys received:
“HOW LONG WILL THE SHEEP FOLLOW THE BLIND SHEPPARD?
A message to the American government and their sheep like citizens: We have left you alone since your disgraceful defeat in Iraq. We did not interfere in your country or attack your citizens while they were safe in their homes despite our capability to do so!
As for the scum of your society who are held prisoner by us, THEY DARED TO ENTER THE LION’S DEN AND WHERE EATEN!
You were given many chances to negotiate the release of your people via cash transactions as other governments have accepted,We have also offered prisoner exchanges to free the Muslims currently in your detention like our sister Dr Afia Sidiqqi, however you proved very quickly to us that this is NOT what you are interested in.
You have no motivation to deal with the Muslims except with the language of force, a language you were given in 'Arabic translation' when you attempted to occupy the land of Iraq! Now you return to bomb the Muslims of Iraq once again, this time resorting to Arial attacks and “proxy armies”, all the while cowardly shying away from a face-to-face confrontation!
Today our swords are unsheathed towards you, GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS ALIKE! AND WE WILL NOT STOP UNTILL WE QUENCH OUR THIRST FOR YOUR BLOOD.
You do not spare our weak, elderly, women or children so we will NOT spare yours!
You and your citizens will pay the price of your bombings!
The first of which being the blood of the American citizen, James Foley!
He will be executed as a DIRECT result of your transgressions towards us!”
As Radar previously reported, the Foleys have since spoken out about their son’s death, calling him a “martyr for freedom.”