Jordan executes 2 ISIS prisoners to avenge horrific murder of pilotPosted by Patricia Forbes on February 4, 2015
AMMAN, Jordan — After promising a swift response to the barbaric murder of Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, Jordan executed two ISIS terrorists on Wednesday morning, which included a female who was caught playing a role in a hotel suicide bombing.
Spokesperson for the Jordanian Government Mohammed al-Momani identified two prisoners whom were sentenced to hanging as Sajida al-Rishawi, who in 2005 helped kill 60 people in a hotel suicide bombing in the Jordanian capital Amman and Ziad al-Karbouly, who in 2008 plotted terror attacks on Jordanian people in Iraq.
The two week-long negotiations between Jordan and Islamic State militants, took a horrifying turn when Jordan received word that there was no evidence that the pilot was actually still alive. ISIS then released a video of the horrific and torturous murder of Jordanian Pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh late Tuesday on the internet after Jordan paused all negotiations to swap Rishawi for Muath al-Kaseasbeh. Although ISIS had murdered the pilot in early January, the militant group continued back and forth negotiations hoping to create fear and frustration in the Jordanian government.
Al-Kaseasbeh was captured by ISIS militants in December when his F-16 crashed in Raqqa, Syria. He is the only foreign military pilot to be captured by the militants since the U.S. began leading massive airstrikes on ISIS controlled locations. The murder of the pilot appeared to be directed at Jordan’s involvement with the airstrikes, however, Jordan’s response to execute two prisoners immediately after witnessing the video, sends a clear message that the country won’t obey a terrorists group’s demands.
Leaders around the nation, including President Obama gave a statement on the video, “It’s just one more indication of the viciousness and barbarity of this organization,” He said, while also meeting with King Abdullah the Jordanian leader on Tuesday. “And I think it will redouble the vigilance and determination on the part of the global coalition to make sure that they are degraded and ultimately defeated.” He vowed.
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