U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after reports indicate that American journalist Steven Sotloff, a graduate of Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire, was murdered by ISIL terrorists:
"The brutal murder of Steven Sotloff by ISIL militants is yet another abhorrent act of terrorism and a tragedy for those who knew and loved Steven. Steven was an innocent journalist whose life was horrifically taken in another cowardly act of terrorism that sadly emphasizes the growing threat of ISIL to the region, Americans abroad and the world. ISIL must be stopped, and we must use every tool at our disposal, short of introducing ground forces in combat roles, to put an end to the threat they pose to our national security."