Shaheen And Ayotte Call For Reward In Terror Killings Of U.S. Citizens

Feb 27, 2015

James Foley
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  New Hampshire Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte have introduced legislation to set a $5 million reward for information that would point authorities to the ISIS terrorists who killed New Hampshire journalist James Foley and others.

The bipartisan bill would also authorize State Department rewards of $5 million for tips on the kidnapping and murder of any U.S. citizen by any foreign terrorist group. Seven other senators have co-sponsored the legislation. Shaheen and Ayotte introduced a similar bill last year.

This bill comes on the heels of new reports revealing the identity of James Foley’s killer to be that of a Kuwati-born Briton named Mohammed Emwazi.