Killing of journalist not an ‘execution’

Why do some newspapers refer to the killing of James Foley as an “execution”?

The Islamic State is a gang of psychopathic killers with a political agenda. With regard to Foley’s death, there was not even the semblance of due process in the Islamic State’s recent action-but that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Therefore, let us not lend an air of legitimacy to the Islamic State by reporting such killings as “executions.”

Foley’s death was murder, plain and simple.