President Barack Obama has condemned the 'heinous murder' of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto by Islamic State terrorist group. The president's remarks were contained in a statement released by the White House in which Obama said:
"The United States condemns the heinous murder of Japanese citizen and journalist Kenji Goto by the terrorist group ISIL. Standing together with a broad coalition of allies and partners, the United States will continue taking decisive action to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL."
Kenji Goto was apparently beheaded as shown in a video released earlier today by ISIS supporting media outlets. The terrorist organization had threatened to kill him if Japan did not pay a $200million ransom, or later a prisoner swap, read here.