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Rest in Peace, Kenji Goto

Kenji Goto, a social justice reporter,  was reportedly beheaded by members of the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on January 31, 2015 - peoplewhowrite

Kenji Goto, a social justice reporter, was reportedly beheaded by members of the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on January 31, 2015


According to a CNN report, Goto wanted to go to Syria “to get the story of what ISIS wants to do,” explaining, “Syrian people (have been) suffering for three years and a half. It’s enough.” Goto, 47, is survived by his wife and two small daughters. Journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff were also beheaded by ISIS last year. The New Yorker‘s George Packer has a few theories as to why the group is carrying out these executions.

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