After the part where the executioner was shown
cutting Foley's head, the video fades.
The next part of
the video already showed Foley's decapitated
head while he was upturned back. His hands were
handcuffed. But his right ankle already had
bruises hinting that he had been kneeling on the
ground longer than what was shown in the video.
And most importantly, a different looking knife
lies on the ground, next to Foley's corpse.
"The guy is
obviously dead but it may be that particular
scene was acted and that was why he is staying
stiff," the security expert noted.
Joe Fields, of
Breakthru Productions, a recording studio in
London, on the other hand noted that
the video was well-produced as both Foley and
the masked man appeared to be speaking following
noticeable for Fields was the battery-powered
microphone clipped to the front of Foley's robe.
He said that the microphone looks like a
professional one used in television studios so
as the audio can be recorded without the need of
editing or sound dubbing.
With all these
elements present, it could be considered that
the man masked in black, speaking with a British
accent, was not the one who killed Foley.
Rather, the man was just acting out the part.
In a separate
report from The Guardian, linguistic experts had
also offered their opinions of the masked man.
Kerswill, a linguistics expert at the University
of York, described the man's accent as
London English which is people from
all kinds of backgrounds who mix in the East
End, a new kind of cockney.
Hardaker, a linguistics experts at Lancaster
University, said she was hearing a British
accent, from the south, and probably from
London, Kent or Essex.
Neumann, director of the International Centre
for the Study of Radicalisation, at King's
College London said that the man with the
British accent was specifically chosen by the
militants to create the utmost impact against
significant because it signifies a turn towards
threatening the west. They are saying we're
going to come after you if you bomb us,"