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Obama On American Journalist's Execution: "The Entire World Is Appalled"

"No just God would stand for what they did yesterday."

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President Obama spoke Wednesday about the execution of American journalist James Foley by ISIS militants.

"Today the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of James Foley," the president said of the journalist, who was apparently beheaded by ISIS militants in a video released Tuesday.

The president added that he spoke with Foley's parents Wednesday.

"ISIL speaks for no religion," Obama said. "No just God would stand for what they did yesterday."

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com.

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