Steven Sotloff's Parents Open Up, One Year After His Brutal Murder by ISIS

The Sotloffs are considering contacting the mother of former-ISIS hostage James Foley to establish a U.S. hostage crisis center for families.

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Britain-born IS executioner Mohammed Emwazi, otherwise known as "Jihadi John", stands behind American-Israeli journalist Steven Sotloff before murdering him. Credit: Reuters

It's been one year since the Islamic State group released a video showing a jihadi behead American-Israeli journalist Steven Sotloff and now his parents are speaking out in a rare interview.

South Florida residents Shirley and Arthur Sotloff say their pain is still raw and they are angry that the U.S. government didn't do enough to bring home their son, but they're channeling their grief and anger into 2Lives Steven Joel Sotloff Memorial Foundation to endow scholarships to journalism students.

Steven Sotloff's body has never been found, but a memorial is slated to be unveiled later this month.

The Sotloffs are also considering working with Diane Foley, the mother of American journalist James Foley who was killed weeks before Sotloff, to establish a hostage crisis center for families in the United States.

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