Media Courtesy of NY Daily News
Islamic State terrorists have brutally murdered
the Jordanian pilot they held hostage, a man by the name of Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, by burning him alive in a cage.
The video was released online on a Twitter feed known for Islamic State propaganda. The kingdom of Jordan promptly denounced the attacks as a "barbaric act," and promised swift and deadly response.
Jordan will making true to their promise, and will be executing the al-Qaeda prisoner Sajida al-Rishawi, a man that the Islamic State had asked for in exchange for the pilot and journalist Kenji Goto, whose beheading video was released three days ago. Jordan had already agreed to the prisoner swap, but asked for proof that al-Kaseasbeh was alive before giving them al-Rishawi.
Al-Kaseasbeh was captured by the Islamic State in December when his F-16 crashed while he was flying a mission as part of the air campaign against the group, led by the United States. The video seemed to pressure the Jordanian government to leave the coalition that was fighting against the militant group, however Jordan has made clear they won't leave despite the hostage crisis.
The Islamic State has captured and murdered via beheading two American journalists, an American aid worker and two British aid workers. The group recently beheaded a Japanese journalist and another Japanese national. Other captured Jordanian pilots were threatened in the video, however their fate is unclear.
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