Tag: Jordan

AI Condemns Jordan for Executing Terrorists

Amnesty International has condemned Jordan for executing Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists in “revenge” for the group burning Jordanian pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh alive on camera.   “The Jordanian authorities are rightly horrified by this utterly reprehensible killing but the response should never be to resort to the death penalty, which itself is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading […]

Jordan executes 2 al-Qaeda prisoners

In Washington, Jordan’s King Abdullah II and President Barack Obama vowed in a hastily arranged White House meeting not to let up in the fight against the Islamic State group. Jordan, a staunch Western ally, is a member of the coalition. In a first response to the killing of the pilot, Jordan executed Sajida al-Rishawi […]

Jordan launches new airstrikes after vowing harsh war on IS

Jordanian warplanes bombed Islamic State targets on Thursday, state TV said, after the country’s king vowed to wage a “harsh” war against the militants who control large areas of neighboring Syria and Iraq.   The military confirmed the airstrikes, but did not provide details. Jordan TV, quoting military officials, reported that the strikes targeted Islamic […]

Jordan’s king vows ‘relentless’ war against ISIS after pilot burned alive

Jordan’s King Abdullah vowed a relentless war against Islamic State on their own territory, state television quoted him as saying during a security meeting on Wednesday.   “We are waging this war to protect our faith, our values and human principles and our war for their sake will be relentless and will hit them in […]

King Abdullah II, Warrior and Interfaith Peacemaker

The Islamic State group has issued a series of ghastly videos showing the beheading of British and American captives. The most recent video, released on February 3rd, was the first one to depict a prisoner being burned alive. While many world leaders have been challenged to respond to the shocking depth of the Islamic State’s […]

Jordan hangs 2 terrorists, vows earth-shaking response after to grisly ISIS video

Jordan reacted swiftly to the release of a video showing ISIS burning a captured air force pilot alive, hanging two terrorists within hours early Wednesday and vowing an “earth-shaking” response to the sadistic slaughter.Jordans King Abdullah, who was in Washigton for a diplomatic mission when the video depicting the horrific death of Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh […]

Jordanian pilot ‘burned alive’ in new Isil video

A trail of flames is then lit around him, and eventually he is burned too. Throughout, he stands erect and apparently defiant. The Jordanian authorities, working on the assumption that the photographs were real, informed his family of his death this afternoon. They had repeatedly asked for proof of life before going ahead with the […]

Outrage in Mideast over IS killing of Jordan pilot

A video showing Islamic State militants burning a captive Jordanian pilot to death brought an outpouring of grief and rage across the Middle East on Wednesday, its brutality horrifying a region long accustomed to violence.   Political and religious leaders offered angry denunciations and called for blood, while at least one wept on air while […]

Jordan vow after IS beheading of Japan hostage Goto

Jordan has vowed to do all it can to secure the release of a pilot captured by Islamic State, after a video was released appearing to show the beheading of a Japanese hostage.   Jordan echoed Japan in strongly condemning the murder of Kenji Goto.   The pilot, Lt Moaz al-Kasasbeh, was captured when his […]

Jordanian Parliament Holds Moment of Silence for Jerusalem Synagogue Terrorists

Following the moment of silence, Lower House Speaker Atef Tarawneh recited a prayer in memory of the “martyrs,” Uday and Rassan Abu-Jamal, terrorists who were killed by police after shooting and hacking to death four rabbis at prayer and a Druze police officer who heroically intervened. MP Mohammed al-Ktatsh went so far as to demand […]