Militants sent e-mails to James Foley’s family, GlobalPost CEO says ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff James Foley's parents, John and Diane Foley, and his brother, Michael, spoke to reporters outside the family's N.H. home. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Choking back tears, John Foley said his son is now “in God’s hands.” Jim Cole/AP “He felt compelled to be a witness to people in conflict,” Foley's mother said. “This, he felt, was his mission.” Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff A sign supporting James Foley's family was on display outside a store in Rochester, N.H. Elise Amendola/AP GlobalPost CEO Philip Balboni said Foley's family received an e-mail last week from the Islamic State militants. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff A sign outside the First Church Congregational in Rochester, N.H., called for prayers for Foley's family. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff A yellow ribbon was tied to a tree outside the family's home. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images Speaking in Martha's Vineyard, President Obama condemned Foley’s death. Nicole Tung/freejamesfoley.org/AP Foley, who was captured in late 2012, was killed at the hands of the Islamic State militant group. Steven Senne/AP Foley, 40, had reported on conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya.