- Associated Press - Saturday, October 11, 2014

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - The friends of a New Hampshire journalist murdered by Islamic extremists want the public to put a white, electric candle in the most visible window of their homes and offices in his honor.

James Foley was abducted in Syria on Thanksgiving Day 2012 and hadn’t been heard from since until a video showing his killing was posted on the Internet. Members of the Islamic State militant group said they killed him and other foreigners because of U.S. intervention in the conflict in Iraq and Syria.

At his parents’ home in Rochester the day his death was confirmed, a white electric candle burned in an upstairs window.

A memorial service is set for Oct. 18. That would have been Foley’s 41st birthday.

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