These past two weeks, the Islamic State — specifically the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) — has done the diabolical by executing three people horrifically on camera. However, it is the Jordanian pilot’s execution that is getting a lot of attention.
The Inquisitr reported on this horrific event when Muadh al-Kasasbeh was burned alive in a cage, after which he was buried by rubble. What’s even more frightening is how ISIS came up with idea for the execution. Apparently, the terrorist organization took to social media, asking their fans and followers for ideas on how Muadh should die.
Because of the execution of one of their own, Jordan has retaliated by executing two prisoners that ISIS wants to be released, including Sajida al-Rishawi. Not only that, Jordan has vowed to be relentless in striking ISIS on their turf. Even Jordan’s king himself has suited up for war to personally lead the strike against the terrorists.
According to numerous Arabic-language newspapers translated through the Daily Caller, Abdullah ibn al-Hussein, the King of Jordan, has suited up to strike back at ISIS personally. A trained pilot, he may fly a bomber himself on Thursday when Jordan plans to retaliate.
Abdullah was in the United States capital of Washington D.C. when the news broke of Muadh al-Kasasbeh’s immolation. He was meeting with the House Armed Services Committee shortly before leaving for Amman. Apparently, he utilized a quote from Clint Eastwood’s film Unforgiven in response to the news. Specifically, Abdullah said Jordan would pursue ISIS jihadis until they ran out of fuel and bullets.
There are some who think that Abdullah ibn al-Hussein is playing right into ISIS’ plans. From what was warned, the terrorist group deliberately deployed the news of Muadh al-Kasasbeh’s fate in order to provoke a reaction, possibly overreaction, by Jordan. Yet public outcry, before and after the news, seems to have pressured the Jordanian government into provoking a strong response, regardless of strategy.
Nevertheless, Jordan’s plans to retaliate against ISIS are now being executed. Just recently, Jordanian fighter jets returned from bombing the ISIS-occupied city of Raqqa, according to an article by Yahoo! News. From what was reported, Abdullah ibn al-Hussein did not participate in this bombing, as he spent time consoling Muadh al-Kasasbeh’s family in their hometown.
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