It tells of the current malaise within the West, the freedom to act responsibly lies in the 3rd world.
‘Kill our pilot and we’ll execute ALL your prisoners’: Jordan ‘says it will hang its ISIS captives’ if airman hostage is dead
Jordanian F-16 pilot Muath al-Kaseasbeh (centre) is captured by the Islamic State after after crashing near its HQ in the Syrian city of Raqqa in December. ISIS is threatening to kill him unless Jordan releases a terrorist
- Jordan ‘warns it will fast-track executions in retaliation for ISIS bloodshed’
- Pilot Lt Muath al-Kaseasbeh being held with Japanese hostage Kenji Goto
- Deadline passed for prisoner swap after Jordan said it wanted proof of life
- Fears are now growing that Al-Kaseasbeh has already been murdered
- Jordan says it is still waiting for proof that captured F-16 pilot was alive
Jordan has threatened to fast-track the execution of a would-be suicide bomber the Islamic State is trying to free if the terror group kills its captured pilot, it was reported today.
The government has apparently warned that Sajida al-Rishawi and other jailed ISIS commanders would be ‘quickly judged and sentenced’ in revenge for Muath al-Kaseasbeh’s death.
It comes after a deadline for a possible prisoner swap allegedly set by ISIS passed yesterday with no clue over the fate of al-Kaseasbeh or fellow Japanese hostage Kenji Goto.
Intelligence sources said ISIS’s refusal to prove that al-Kaseasbeh was alive meant any deal with the militants was doomed.
Now Jordan has reportedly stepped up its rhetoric by warning of its intent to retaliate if the negotiations end in bloodshed.
Elijah Magnier, chief international correspondent for Kuwait’s Al Rai newspaper, told MailOnline: ‘I have reliable contact in the Jordanian government who says a message has been passed to ISIS.
‘It warns that if they kill the pilot they will implement the death sentences for Sajida and other ISIS prisoners as soon as possible.
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