Jihadi preacher hits out against IS

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Published: Friday 6th February 2015 by The News Editor

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A prominent jihadi preacher has lashed out against Islamic State militants for burning to death a Jordanian pilot, saying it was “not acceptable in any religion”.

Abu Mohammed al-Maqdesi spoke to Jordanian TV station Roya a day after he was released from more than three months of detention in Jordan.

A decade ago, al-Maqdesi was considered the spiritual mentor of al Qaida’s branch in Iraq, a precursor of the Islamic State group, but later criticised them for their methods, including attacks on fellow Muslims.

The cleric said in the TV interview that burning the pilot “is not acceptable by any religion and by anyone”.

Earlier this week, IS militants released a video showing the pilot, Lieutenant Muath al-Kaseasbeh, being burned to death in a cage.

Published: Friday 6th February 2015 by The News Editor

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