Pain of A Person Being Burned Alive Is Hard To Bear
The recent barbaric murder of Jordanian First Lieutenant al-Kasasbeh has sparked outrage in Jordan and garnered international condemnation.
Earlier this week, the Islamic State militants has released a video of Jordanian pilot Muadh al Kasasbeh, being burned alive in a cage. The pilot’s F-16 jet had crashed in ISIS-controlled territory that led to his captivity in Syria on December 24.
With the apparent release of the horrific video where the young pilot was burned alive, Jordan has vowed to avenge his death and stirred outrage among Jordanian citizens. As retaliation for the brutal killing of the Jordanian pilot, Jordan executed two prisoners, Sajida al Rishawi, a female al Qaeda suicide bomber, and Ziad al Karbouli, known to be an al Qaeda operative.
Jordan’s King Abdullah Vows to Fight ISIS
Jordan’s King Abdullah II vowed to escalate the fight to annihilate the ISIS militants and avenge the death of his Jordanian pilot. With an angry atance, the Jordan king vowed that military forces would hit Islamic State militants with “relentless” strikes upon “their own homes.
Clearly undeterred, King Abdullah arrived in Washington DC this week after the released of the video of the demise of the Jordanian pilot and signed a new memorandum of understanding with the United States boosting the US aid from $600 million a year to $1 billion a year.
Jordanians Condemn Brutal Killing of Muadh al Kasasbeh
Denouncing the horrific death of the Jordanian pilot, many of Jordanians gathered to pray and marched the streets in Amman launching anti-ISIS protest in the country’s capital.
The demonstrators also marched the streets to mourn the death of their fellow citizen but also to show the world that torture is not part of Islam. What ISIS did to Muadh al Kasasbeh is precisely not resembling the faith of Islam.
For the most part, Jordan has come together this time- united with one battle cry to fight ISIS and support the decision of King Abdullah.
Jordan Strikes Back! Bombs ISIS Territories!
Claiming it is just a beginning, King Abdullah of Jordan strikes back by laucning 20 missions to bomb ISIS targets inside Syria on Thursday.
Jordanian fighter pilots carried out devastating air strikes in Syria, killing 55 members of ISIS, including a senior commander known as the “Prince of Nineveh.”
The strikes by 20 Jordanian F-16s took place at Thursday at 1 p.m. local time near the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, Syria.
The deadly airstrikes came just hours after Jordan executed two militant prisoners in response to the killing of Jordanian pilot Kasseasbeh.
US Condemns the horrific murder of Jordanian Pilot
In a press statement in Washington DC, US Seccretary of State John Kerry Jordanian First Lieutenant Moaz al-Kasasbeh represented everything that ISIL is not.
“He was brave, compassionate, and principled.” – Secretary Kerry
Secretary Kerry young patriot was the ISIL’s latest victim reminds the world all of the evil of this enemy.
“The United States extends its deepest condolences to Lieutenant al-Kasasbeh’s family, King Abdullah II, the Jordanian Armed Forces, and the people of Jordan.” – Secretary Kerry
ISIS has no other agenda than to kill
According to Secretary Kerry, the pilot’s horrific death showed the world ISIS has no agenda other than to kill and destroy, and places no value on life, including that of fellow Muslims.
He highlighted that the brave actions of Lieutenant al-Kasasbeh and other coalition pilots like him – which have been eroding ISIL’s control over territory, and halting its advance demonstrate yet again that ISIL’s claims of invincibility are unfounded.
“We will never allow the scourge of ISIL to spread to other countries, or the death of Lieutenant al-Kasasbeh and thousands of innocent victims to be forgotten.” – Secretary Kerry
He pledged that US support for the Arab coalition united against this terrorist organization will not rest until ISIL can no longer threaten the region and their lies and deceptions are clear to all.
Who Was First Lieutenant Muadh al-Kasasbeh?
First Lieutenant Muadh al-Kasasbeh, a 26-year-old Jordanian pilot crashed in ISIS-dominated territory in Syria. The young airman participated in a U.S.-led bombing mission targeting the Islamic State (ISIS).
Al-Kasasbeh was one of eight children, a Muslim from a prominent Sunni family, in Al Karak, Jordan. He lived 140km south of Amman, in the Karak Mountain village of Ay. His uncle was a Major General in the Jordanian military. Wikipedia has more information.