ISIS ‘Beatle’ sentenced to multiple life terms for killing Americans

One of the ISIS “Beatles,” so described because the Muslim terrorists spoke with British accents, has been sentenced to multiple life terms in prison for his role in the deaths of several Americans.

The Department of Justice said in a statement that El Shafee Elsheikh was sentenced after being convicted on charges relating to the deaths of James Foley, Kayla Mueller, Steven Sotloff and Peter Kassig as well as several British and Japanese citizens.

Foley, a journalist, was murdered by decapitation after being abducted from Syria, Mueller was a human rights activist from Arizona who was taken by ISIS in 2013 in Syria, Sotloff also was a journalist who was beheaded by ISIS, and Kassig was an American aid worker, also beheaded.

Federal authorities identified Elsheikh as “the highest-ranking fighter for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham,” which is a foreign terrorist organization, to have faced a jury trial in the United States.

He was convicted on a long list of charges several months ago.

“Today, the men and women of the Department of Justice and our criminal justice system delivered justice,” explained Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco. “Today, we remember the four Americans for whom it was delivered: James Foley, Kayla Mueller, Steven Sotloff, and Peter Kassig. My thoughts are with their families, whose strength and resolve inspired the men and women of the Justice Department as they investigated and prosecuted this case with skill and determination.”

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