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The poor woman.

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Wow. That picture could be labeled Paparazzi Hell. My heart goes out to the mother.

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Mothers suffer so much agony in their lives one way or another over their children. My prayers are with her and also Yukawa's family.

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Our thoughts with you from New Zealand

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MY condolences. To his wife and children as well.

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It's a terrible thing. Mothers never really recover from this kind of loss.

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Regard Condolence for Kenji Goto'......** He was killed **** Anyhow he is Hero He will definitely will reach to Haven to next his spirit Fell so sorrow for Mum & Family members

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I wouldn't blame the family for hiding themselves away in grief, but if she really wanted to make a difference from here on out, she could.

Embrace the people Kenji Goto covered and obviously cared about. Start the Kenji Goto Foundation here in Japan.

Focus on educating about the conflicts around the world so important to the slain journalist (Syria, child soldiers, blood diamonds, etc.)-real information available in Japanese, unbiased by the cowed mass media too busy towing Abe's line to actually care all that much. Offer ways of donating funds through the foundation to support meaningful changes for the better to war-children and refugees' lives, thereby honoring Kenji's life-work as well as the generous Japanese donors behind the foundation.

It's just a suggestion; she can do what she wants. Either way, my heart goes out to her, Kenji's family, and all whose lives have been directly damaged by Islamist-sponsored terrorism.

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Where is all the so-called self -restraint being shown now? Cripes, my heart goes out to Mom, his wife, and children, may his memory never fade.

To the media and press....leave the lady and her family alone, you all should be ashamed.

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condolences junko san . Kenji san had courage to do what many could only dream of. May the one true God bless your family.

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To the media and press....leave the lady and her family alone, you all should be ashamed.

Why do you presume to speak for her? Perhaps she wanted to tell Japan and the world how she feels right now. If she did not, she would not have answered the door and participated in the press conference.

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Why do you presume to speak for her? Perhaps she wanted to tell Japan and the world how she feels right now. If she did not, she would not have answered the door and participated in the press conference.

Why do you presume otherwise yourself? Look at the picture, give the woman some room to breathe!

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Why do you presume otherwise yourself?

I don't presume anything. That is why I use words like perhaps and not hyperbole such how the press should be ashamed when there is no evidence of them having to be ashame of anything in this case.

Look at the picture

Yes. I see a woman in pain. That does not mean she does not want to discuss her pain. Perhaps her pain would be worse if she thought the world and the media had no reaction to her son's fate and her suffering.

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My sincere condolences to Goto's mother. This is a very horrible period not just for her but for all the people threatened by IS such as the people in Syria, Iraq, Bahrain, etc. The UN must track down the roots of IS.

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i can't even begin to imagine the amount of overwhelming she must be feeling.

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RIP Goto-san. I don't want revenge. However, a life was taken wrongly, something bad will happen at some point to these killers.

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We will remember Kenji as a brave and kind man.

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My condolences to Goto's mother. I'm very sorry. This is inhuman act, this is a murder. This is not Islam. In Islam it is ordered not to kill even an ant. How come?

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I hate to say this but America has lost some innocent people to this heathen from hell ISIS group too. My heart goes put to all individuals who have lost their family members to this chicken-hearted radical group. Al Qaeda even hates this group.

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Why don't the media leave this poor woman alone! I find that sticking a hundred cameras in her face on a day which is obviously the worst day of her life, MUCH more offensive than allowing the word "blood and knife" be broadcasted over the air. Media = KY!!!!!

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Our deep condolences. "Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends." May these words be an encouragement to the family of Mr Kenji Goto.

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We are ALL utterly unerved and completely stifled at the savage & horrendous murder of Kenji Goto.

This murderer "Jihadi John" and his Cult of Killers will very soon meet their maker - rest assure of that - is comming very soon.

As soon as we know the status of that pilot we are going to do something (The U.S. and our Allies) that we have done yet in this War and that will be seen very soon - Stay Tuned we are going to turn the tables on this Killer, his Boss, and their army of blood thirsty rejects!

Thoughts and Prayers to Junko Ishido and her Family - You are all in our hearts and we The International Community feel your sorrow. Also thoughts and prayers to Haruna Yukawa's family who also had to endure the same suffering and pain. Your Sons were good Men to the world.

Nobody should ever take s Respected Religion and pervert it into a Cult of Murder!!

But that is what ISIS has done and they stand alone in the Islamic World. Allah has no room in heaven those who murder the innocent just because of their nationality and turning a blind eye to their plea without the chance for amnesty.

God willing - they will pay with their rotten lives for their Sins!

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Hard to find words to express my sadness adequately enough. Very sorry for Junko to have lost her son in such horrid circumstances. I hope she finds the strength to recover from this, I don't know if I would.

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these isis peple are sick. they are really a scar on humanity. these people dont even deserve to get place in hell. filthy isis team. may ur spirits always wander around the earth and never get peace after ur death.

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Dear Ms. Ishido, I sit here crying in my heart for you as a mother of a son also. I cannot begin to fathom the pain that you are going through right now but know that I and millions of other parents of sons are praying for you and with you. Your son appeared to be a beautiful and brave human being. There will be vengeance against these evil cult of believers. Not just for your son but for all those who have lost their lives at the hands of these murderous, horrific, evil sadists.

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