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ISIS releases video of another beheaded American, local Muslims respond

Sotloff is shown in a video released by the terrorist group. (Source: CNN) Sotloff is shown in a video released by the terrorist group. (Source: CNN)
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Chilling videos released showing the beheading of another American journalist prompting action around the globe and here at home.

The videos were taken thousands of miles away, but it's still disturbing to many Americans, especially local Muslims here in Cincinnati. Some said on Tuesday that they're worried about the safety of fellow Muslims.

"You're actions killed yet another American citizen. Just as your missiles continue to strike our people, our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people," said ISIS in the video that shows the beheading of Steven Sotloff.

This is the "second message" delivered to America from ISIS to stop air-strikes in Iraq. Last week, the radical Islamic group beheaded journalist James Foley for the world to see.

"These people are barbarians," said Imam Ismaeel Chartier.

"They need to remember their accountability before God," said Karen Dabdoub, the Executive Director of the Islamic Association of Cincinnati.

Steven Sotloff was reporting oversees last year when he went missing in Syria. His family tried to gain his release for the past year, and just last week Sotloff's mother sent a video to ISIS, pleading for them to let him go.

"Steven is a loyal and generous son, brother, and grandson. We have not seen Steven for over a year and we miss him very much."

"From all accounts he was a courageous, honest, hardworking, regular American guy. Someone who I feel could fit in easily with my own circle of

friends," said Shawn Grubb, Chairman of the Islamic Association of Cincinnati.

Karen Dabdoub says it's unfortunate that people generalize a religion based on these brutal videos, but she believes Muslims will suffer increased discrimination.

"Hateful rhetoric, possibly even physical attacks. We expect to see that on the rise," said Dabdoub.

Now President Obama is giving the go-ahead to send 350 more troops to Iraq to help protect American diplomats.

Last week, the President came under fire for saying he didn't have a detailed plan to deal with the terror group.

Regardless of how the government responds, in the meantime, the local Muslim community says they have to educate their children and others on what their religion truly stands for.

"This is not the way that we are, this is not our tradition and we need to be the ones who stand up against these groups and tell them we will no longer let people from caves dictate our voice," said Chartier.

US intelligence officials are trying to determine if that video is authentic, here was it shot, and if it was the same person who killed James Foley just a week ago.

The masked figure in the video also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the group named as David Haines.

Authorities say he appears to be the same man who was in the Aug. 19 video showing James Foley's death.

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