ISIS terrorists play a role in decapitation of four Americans and plead guilty


On September 2, a former ISIS terrorist pleaded guilty to the “brutal” kidnapping, torture, and death of four Americans, two of whom were journalists. Announced by the Ministry of Justice.

Former British citizen Alexander Amon Kotei was an ISIS terrorist who participated in the prisoners of war between American and European hostages in Syria.

He is one of the people responsible for executing four American citizens in 2014. James Wright Foley, Keila Jean Müller, Stephen Joel Sotrov, Peter Edward Cassig. All of these died as hostages during ISIS detention.

Kotei, 37, also participated in a hostage operation involving British, Italian, Danish, and German.

According to court records, Kotey and two other ISIS members were responsible for overseeing the prisons and detention facilities of the terrorist organization where the hostages were held and transferring the hostages between the detention facilities.

Stephen Joel Sotrov
Mohammed Mwaji was identified as an ISIS radical who was dubbed “Jihadi John” by the media. Mwaji is originally from London. (screenshot)

Former ISIS militants have “long-term” physical and psychological violence against hostages to “control” the hostages and force the victims’ families and the U.S. government to pay large monetary ransoms for liberation. Engaged in “Pattern”.

Often this was videotaped and uploaded online, as was the case with American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, aid workers, Peter Kassig, and British citizens David Haines and Alan Henning. It ends with the decapitation that was done.

El Shafee Elsheikh, 33, a conspirator with Kotey, is in dispute in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, but was captured by the Syrian Democratic Forces in January 2018 trying to flee from Syria to Turkey. ..

Another member of the group, the videotaped decapitation Mohammed Mwaji, was killed in a US airstrike in Syria in November 2015.

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A photo of this file posted on the website shows journalist James Foley in Aleppo, Syria in July 2012. (, Nicole Tung / AP Photo)

Kotey pleaded guilty to all crimes charged with an eight-count indictment. This includes one count of conspiracies that commit hostages and lead to death. Four counts of hostages that caused the deaths of four Americans, one count of plots to kill US citizens outside the United States. One count of plots to provide physical support or resources to the deadly terrorists of the United States, Britain, and Japan. And one count of plots to provide material support or resources to designated foreign terrorist organizations has resulted in the deaths of the people of the United States, Britain, and Japan.

He is currently facing life imprisonment and will be sentenced to life imprisonment by Senior Judge TS Ellis of the US District Court on March 4, 2022.

“This guilty plea guarantees that you will be sentenced to life imprisonment for the horrific crimes committed by Kotei,” said Deputy Attorney General Mark Resco of the National Security Agency of the Department of Justice. increase. statement..

“In this case, we still have a lot to do, but we hope that today’s event will provide some justice to Kotei’s victims and their families who continue to mourn the loss of their loved ones. I would like to thank all the agents, analysts and prosecutors who worked hard on the prosecution. Their efforts are responsible terrorists that the National Security Department and its partners attack US citizens everywhere. Evidence that it goes beyond our commitment to restrain. All over the world. “

Catabella Roberts