Anger in Japan over beheading of journalist
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has condemned the Islamic State militants for the killing of a second Japanese national, and vowed to bring those responsible to justice.
Despite efforts by the Japanese government the hostage crisis ended tragically.
"A little while ago, a video that is believed to show the execution of Kenji Goto was released on the internet," said Yoshihide Suga, Japanese chief cabinet secretary.
The news of Islamic State Militants executing the Japanese journalist, Kenji Goto came in early morning hours on Sunday. Only a week from execution of another Japanese national Haruna Yukawa
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his anger vowing to bring those responsible to justice.
"I feel indignation over this immoral and heinous act of terrorism. I will never forgive these terrorists. We will coordinate with the international community to make them pay for their sins," Abe said.
The negotiation for hostage exchange reached a deadlock after Jordanian government demanded proof of life of the Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh for exchange with a failed suicide bomber Sajida Al-Rishawi
Japan was placed in a difficult position where it had to rely on the Jordanian government to win the release of al-Kasaebeh and Goto.
Goto’s mother braved herself in front of the camera after hearing the fate of her son.
"He always hoped to make the world a place without any wars, and to save children from war and poverty. I promise here to carry out his legacy hopefully with your support," said Junko Ishido, mother of Kenji Goto.
It was a sad day for Japan.
Some expressed their anger and supported coalition efforts to eradicate the Islamic militants.（英文文本 via CNTV）
重点解析 Key Phrases/Words
1. condemn v. （通常因道义上的原因而）谴责，宣判，宣布…不能使用
2. hostage n. 人质，抵押品
3. execution n. 依法处决，实行
4. indignation n. 愤怒，愤慨，气愤
5. heinous adj. （道德败坏的人或行为）极邪恶的
6. deadlock n. 僵局，停顿
7. coalition n. 结合体，联合，同盟
8. eradicate v. 摧毁，完全根除