The international community has been grappling with acts of terror in the name of religion since coon’s age. No matter how deep you go in the past, you will always find some rogue bloodthirsty elements massacring other humans in the name of God.
The previous decade belonged to Al-Qaeda, which emerged as the largest militant Islamist organization of the world. It was founded in 1988-89 by Abdullah Azzam and Osama bin Laden with an objective of carrying out various terrorist activities. Even though it killed many people and executed quite a few rather enormous and frightening terror assignments across the world, it never sought to be as graphic and grotesque as the ISIS, which is in fact an offshoot of the Al-Quaeda itself.
ISIS has been in the news lately for putting innocent people to death in some of the most unthinkable and barbaric ways. that the most chilling part about their “method” of killing is that it shoots the video of innocent people being butchered or immolated and then uploads them on social media for the world to watch.
The most recent video of ISIS featured a Jordanian air force pilot being burned alive until he died. The main objective of killing him was to thwart all those people from Arab, who chipped in the Western coalition against the group. But this move of ISIS has fomented revulsion and fostered rage across the Arab world instead of haunting Arab people.
Jordan is an Arab country, which has always supported US to fight against the ISIS despite the fact that the Islamic State recruits most of its jihadists from Jordan itself. In order to dissuade Jordan for cooperating with the US, the ISIS captured one of its pilots, Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh, a couple of months ago. In the midst of all the negotiations that were underway between the ISIS and Jordan, the former uploaded a video on Tuesday featuring the Jorden pilot burned alive in a cage. According to reports, ISIS had killed Moaz al-Kasasbeh sometime in the first half of January, but still continued to swap him against the terrorists who were captured by Jordan. The deal finally broke when the Jordanian government asked for a proof that the pilot was still alive.
King Abdullah II of Jordan ordered to put two jihadists to death with immediate effect as the news about the grotesque killing of the pilot broke out. He declared that a “relentless” war against the ISIS, and said, “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 their own ground.”
It’s of course, not the first time when ISIS has done something like that. A few months back, their videos featuring the beheading of Peter Kassig from America and 16 Syrian Army Soldiers in front of the camera went viral. The Islamic State may have been considering these brutal deaths as a part of their fight for jihad. While the ISIS wanted to instill fear and terror in the mind of the “enemies”, what is happening, however, is quite the opposite. As al-Yaqoubi says “The martyrdom of Moath has united Muslims … against ISIS, leaving no slight room of doubt that these people do not represent Islam. They represent savagery, terrorism and extremism.” The Arab world has started turning against ISIS and the day is not far away when the sacrifice of First Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh will pay off in full.
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