express outrage and solidarity with the family of Moaz
al-Kasasbeh, but will these emotions result
in a real-world change?
Fight Until Daesh is 'Totally
Destroyed' (Jordan Times, Jordan)
moments in the life of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh are as compelling as they are telling. A videotape
and photos released on Tuesday show the airman standing tall before an army of
masked men. Then, footage shows Kasasbeh put in a
cage, bravely facing his captors, head held high. … Alongside its allies, the
country will continue the war that will ensure that this group is totally
destroyed, its damaging ideology wiped out and replaced with the true teachings
The final moments in the life of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh are as
compelling as they are telling.
A videotape and photos released on Tuesday show the airman
standing tall before an army of masked men. Then, footage shows Kasasbeh put in a cage, bravely facing his captors, head
A masked man sets fire to the cage. Kasasbeh
stands, his body on fire, hands shaking sideways in an attempt to defy fire and
pain, but most importantly, challenging his captors, cowardly criminals hiding
It's horrible footage, disturbing to all who have the
stomach to watch it.
Airing, sharing or posting it online certainly contravenes
ethics - human and media - is agonizing to viewers and must be excruciatingly
painful for the pilot’s family.
But the pain shared by viewers cannot equal a fraction of
the pain the brave pilot - and the many other victims of terror for that matter
- endured, nor what his family has been going through since his capture on
The lonely pilot’s courage and defiance of this army of
terrorists, even in death which reportedly came on January 3, is exemplary.
Following the release of the video and the pictures by Daesh Tuesday evening, Jordanians were exchanging news and
pictures of brave, proud Kasasbeh, words of
condolences and sympathy, as well as rage.
They were also voicing unity behind their leadership and
army in the face of this ruthless group’s inhuman act that shows the
spitefulness it has for Jordan and Jordanians.
Never before has Daesh executed a
hostage in such a cruel, malicious manner.
Kasasbeh was a soldier who as a
human being and prisoner of war deserved better treatment. But Daesh, which calls itself “Islamic State,” has nothing to
do with Islam. Being a state in its sick imagination only, it has shown its
intentions toward Jordan, Jordanians and true Muslims and their friends
The act of burning a human being, dead or alive, contravenes
Islamic teachings and the sayings of The Prophet Mohammad.
But then, from the very beginning, this group has acted in
breach of the teachings of Islam and human behavior, killing, maiming,
enslaving, destroying, terrorizing, discriminating and looting.
All of this shows that followers of Daesh
have no conception of Islam or civilization, and that the world is right to
unite to fight terrorism, radicalism and extremism.
The deceit this group has shown in recent weeks in
attempting to negotiate an exchange - Kasasbeh for
convicted terrorist SajidaRishawi - also shows
that it is not to be trusted, particularly by the few who believed it had an
iota of integrity, and the very few who believed that it might be representing
the true Islam.
Jordanians today stand united with the family of the slain
pilot who is now the son of all Jordanians, with their armed forces and with
Jordan’s response to this heinous crime will certainly come.
Alongside its allies, the country will continue the war that
will ensure that this group is totally destroyed, its damaging
ideology wiped out and replaced with the true teachings of Islam.
This is a war that Jordan’s hero Kasasbeh
sacrificed his life for, and that his country and army will continue to wage
until the goal is achieved.
Text of Jordan Army
Statement on Moaz al-Kasasbeh
The following is an
unofficial translation of the statement issued by the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab
Army (JAF) in mourning of pilot MuathKasasbeh, who was killed by the so-called Islamic
Among the Believers are men who have been true to their
covenant with Allah. Of them some have completed their vow to the extreme, and
some still wait: but they have never changed [their determination] in the
Anger, Calls for Revenge, Arab Ground Offensive, Dominate Mideast Media After Pilot's Murder
Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) says: "The
most honorable death is to fall a martyr."
Praise to Allah, who is the only immortal, whilst He has
appointed a term for each of His creatures: When their term is reached, not an
hour can they cause delay - nor (an hour) can they
Posted By Worldmeets.US
Since the first moment 1st Lieutenant MuathKasasbeh fell captive to the cowardly terrorist organization,
JAF, supported by various state agencies, has exerted
relentless efforts to free him from the forces of evil and darkness. But this
criminal gang insisted to put a tragic end to his life, an end condemned by all
religions. JAF announces that the assassination of
our brave pilot on January 3, 2015 - one month ago - was chosen by Allah for
him to be a martyr in heaven.
As JAF announces the martyrdom of brave
pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh,
pray to Allah to accept him in the company of those on whom
is the grace of Allah - the prophets, the sincere lovers of truth, the martyrs
and the righteous.
As JAF mourns our brave pilot, it
asserts that his spilled blood will be avenged and the punishment inflicted on
the tyrants of the Earth who assassinated him will be in proportion to the
magnitude of the tragedy for all Jordanians.
And soon will his unjust assailants know what vicissitudes
their affairs will take.