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David Cameron's Cornish Holiday Resumes
9:59am 28th November 2014
(Updated 9:59am 28th November 2014)
David Cameron comes back to Cornwall.
The Prime Minister left his family holiday in Polzeath on Wednesday as news of James Foley's execution broke.
He met with the Foreign Secretary and senior officials from the Home Office, Foreign Office and the agencies to discuss the situation in Iraq and Syria and the threat posed by ISIL terrorists.
Now Downing Street says the PM will continue to take calls and receive briefings.
Mr Cameron has called the murder "shocking and depraved" but says now is not the time for a knee-jerk reaction: "It is time for what Britain always shows in these circumstances and that is resolve. We have defeated terrorism, extremism, threats to our country before and we will defeat them again if we show that resolve.
"We know that far too many British citizens have travelled to Iraq and to Syria to take part in extremism and violence and what we must do is redouble all our efforts to stop people going and do everything we can to keep people safe."
The Islamic State is threatening to kill other journalists if US airstrikes in Iraq don't stop.
James Foley's mum, Diane, posted on Facebook: "We have never been prouder of our son Jim. He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people.
"We implore the kidnappers to spare the lives of the remaining hostages. Like Jim, they are innocents. They have no control over American government policy in Iraq, Syria or anywhere in the world.
"We thank Jim for all the joy he gave us. He was an extraordinary son, brother, journalist and person. Please respect our privacy in the days ahead as we mourn and cherish Jim."
The Pentagon has confirmed that a secret rescue mission failed to find James Foley or other Americans being held in Syria.
It has emerged that a "rage-filled" email was sent to the reporter's family days before his death.
The email stated the kidnappers were furious at US airstrikes against Islamic State militants and implied the journalist would die in revenge.
The "vitriolic" threat was revealed by Mr Foley's media employers amid claims the kidnappers had initially requested "multi-million-dollar ransom for his release".
The New York Times made the claim after speaking to a representative of Mr Foley's family and a former hostage held alongside him.
Referring to the email, Philip Balboni, President of the Global Post news website, said the organisation responded by "pleading with them for mercy".
"On Wednesday night last week the Foley family received an email from the kidnappers that was full of rage against the United States bombing and they stated that they would execute Jim.
"Obviously, we hoped and prayed that that would not be the case.
"We communicated as quickly as we could, with the captors; pleaded with them for mercy.
"The message was vitriolic and filled with rage against the United States. It was deadly serious."
Hear the full tribute from James Foley's parents.
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