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Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Breaking: ISIS releases video claiming to show Jordanian pilot burnt alive in a cage

ISIS has released a video which purports to show captured Jordanian pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh being burnt alive in a cage (Hat Tip: Sunlight).
The footage, which is titled 'Healing the Believers Chests' appears to show the captured airman wearing an orange jumpsuit as a trail of petrol leading up to the cage is seen being set alight.
Flames are seen quickly spreading to the cage where they completely engulf the helpless pilot in images that are far too distressing to publish.
Yesterday Jordan government spokesman Mohammed al-Momeni said the kingdom was doing 'everything' it could to secure the release of Kassasbeh, who was captured by ISIS after his F-16 fighter jet crashed in territory controlled by the militants in Syria in December.
However the statement came with an explicit threat that if 'hero' Kassasbeh came to any harm, Jordan would 'quickly judge and sentence' all those it holds on suspicion of being members of ISIS.
Last week Jordan vowed to fast-track the execution of Sajida al-Rishawi if ISIS kills Kaseasbeh.
It apparently warned ISIS that she and other jailed ISIS commanders would be 'quickly judged and sentenced' in revenge for the execution of the pilot.
Intelligence sources said ISIS's refusal to prove that Kaseasbeh was alive meant any deal with the militants was doomed.
Jordan subsequently stepped up its rhetoric by warning of its intent to retaliate if the negotiations end in bloodshed.
But unlike the West, the Jordanians are fellow Muslims and they know how to deal with ISIS. You can bet that they will - very publicly - execute every ISIS prisoner they are holding.

What could go wrong? 

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