Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Jordan to Execute Terrorists After Reports Surfaced Its Pilot Was Burned Alive

(INN) Just hours after a video surfaced showing the ISIS terrorist group executing a captive Jordanian pilot by burning him alive, Jordan is preparing to execute five terrorist prisoners in revenge, according to a report.

Speaking to Sky News Arabic under condition of anonymity, a Jordanian security official claimed Sajida al-Rishawi - a failed female suicide-bomber whose release ISIS had demanded in a previous video in exchange for Japanese hostage Kenji Goto - would have her execution sentence expedited along with four other Islamist terrorists, in response to the horrific execution of pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh.

The five convicted terrorists would be executed "within hours" the source claimed.

Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama issued a response to the gruesome execution video Tuesday, saying that if it was authenticated it just shows the organization's "barbarity", and would strengthen the resolve of the international coalition mobilized against it.

"Should in fact this video be authentic, it's just one more indication of the viciousness (and) barbarity of this organization," Obama said, adding it would "redouble the vigilance and determination on the part of the global coalition to make sure" ISIS is "ultimately defeated."

Meanwhile, Jordanian state TV reported that al-Kassasbeh was in fact executed as early as January 3rd.

ISIS had previously offered to free Japanese hostage Kenji Goto in return for Sajida al-Rishawi, but the deal stalled after the jihadists inexplicably balked at Jordan's demand for proof that al-Kassasbeh was alive.

If reports he was in fact executed as far back as a month ago are true, it would mean he was already dead when the offer of a prisoner swap was made.