IS pilot ‘burning’ savage: Haines

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Published: Tuesday 3rd February 2015 by The News Editor

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The apparent burning alive of a Jordanian pilot by Islamic State (IS) extremists has been condemned as “savage and criminal”.

A video posted online seems to show Lt Moaz al Kasasbeh standing in a cage before being engulfed in flames.

The pilot was captured by IS when his plane came down near Raqqa, Syria, in December while on a mission in support of US-led airstrikes.

Jordanian state TV confirmed the death, suggesting he was actually killed a month ago.

Michael Haines, brother of the murdered British IS hostage David Haines, said: “My heart is filled with sadness yet again to hear of the savage murder of another hostage by the terrorists (IS).

“Firstly, my thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Moaz al Kasasbeh, I know only too well the feelings of loss, anger and disbelief they must be experiencing right now. I share their pain.

“The murder of Moaz al Kasasbeh once more shows the unmerciful nature of these criminals.

“The world must come and stand together in the rejection of the fear the terrorists are attempting to spread. Only when we are all united against this vile threat will we defeat it.”

Former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell said: “These events simply underline that there is no level of barbarity to which IS is not willing to sink in support of its cause.

“The administration in Jordan will find itself in an extraordinarily difficult position as a result of this murder.

“But the lesson is surely that where IS triumphs it will allow no quarter to those who are opposed or unsympathetic to its views.

“Their hard line has to be met by a hard line on the part of the coalition.”

Published: Tuesday 3rd February 2015 by The News Editor

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  • bailey

    these monsters just are not human they are the lowest form of life on gods earth the world should come together and eradicate these barbaric lifeform .no one should pay ransoms for people they capture ,it only fuels there ideology people will have to be sacrificed in order to eliminate this scum world get your act together and wipe them out quickly

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