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September 5, 2014 8:44 am

Netanyahu: Steven Sotloff Was Murdered Because He Symbolized Western Culture

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JTA – In his condolences to the family of Steven Sotloff, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the American-Israeli journalist symbolized Western culture to the Islamists who murdered him.

“I would like to send condolences to the family of Steven Sotloff who was murdered by ISIS in an act of appalling brutality,” Netanyahu said Thursday night at a ceremony honoring the Israel Police’s Yamam anti-terrorism unit. “Steven was murdered because for the terrorists he was a symbol of the West — the same culture that extremist Islam wants to eradicate.”

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