Jordan said it would hang several jihadists prisoners on Tuesday in reaction to a video showing Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters burning alive captured Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh.
The video shows a man in an orange jumpsuit who is doused in gasoline in a cage. An ISIS fighter lights a torch and sets fire to the man who collapses. All previous hostages executed by the group have been beheaded.
Jordan’s government has reportedly scheduled the executions of several Jihadist prisoners in response to the killing. One of those reportedly slated for execution is Sajida al-Rishawi, the prisoner ISIS had demanded to be released in exchange for Kasasbeh’s release. Al-Rishawi was convicted of attempting to suicide-bomb an Amman hotel in 2005.
“I believe this barbaric act will unite Jordanians against ISIS regardless of their political position in the same way it united them ten years ago when ISIS…
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