ISIS releases video of Jordanian pilot burning alive

Sélah Fischer

For those of you who have seen the video of the Jordanian pilot being burned alive, you can agree on how much it hurt to see that these types of things happen in our world. For those of you who have not watched it, don’t. It’s painful to watch.

On Tuesday, Feb. 3 a 22 minute video was released showing Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kassasbeh caged, beaten and burned alive. This is now the eighth video released by ISIS of a hostage murder, according to The Jerusalem Post.

The video shows the brutality of the murder from all angles and it truly hard to watch. It shows Kassasbeh in an orange jumpsuit covered in fuel in a cage. Militants surround him as one lights a torch and trail leading to the cage where the pilot stands locked in. The rest, you can imagine.

Both international broadcast networks and newspapers have made the decision not to show the images of this murder or the video. However, as many other inhumane videos do, this one has also found its way to circulate social media.

Jordan’s Kind Abdullah states that the murder will only make them more united and powerful and that Kassasbeh’s  “blood will not be shed in vein.”

The video has created outrage in Jordan and the king has wasted no time on seeking revenge.

Thursday, Feb. 5 Abdullah ordered Jordanian fighter jets to set out. They successfully killed 55 ISIS members, including their senior commander.

The king says this is just the beginning.