Tom Bradby, ITV News political editor, nutshelled the media zeitgeist in a single tweet:
'I am not at all religious, but I can't help feeling there may be a seventh circle of hell reserved somewhere for Jihadi John [the killer of James Foley, Steven Sotloff and David Haines].'
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