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February 4, 2015 10:33 am

Jordan Hangs Two Iraqi Jihadists in Response to Islamic State Killing Pilot

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A vigil for Jordanian pilot Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh, reportedly burned alive by the Islamic State terrorist organization. Jordan hanged two Iraqi militants in response to the killing. Photo: Twitter

Reuters – Jordan hanged two Iraqi jihadists on Wednesday including a female militant in response to an Islamic State video showing a captured Jordanian pilot being burnt alive by the hardline group.

Islamic State had demanded the release of the woman, Sajida al-Rishawi, in exchange for a Japanese hostage whom it later beheaded. Sentenced to death for her role in a 2005 suicide bomb attack in Amman, Rishawi was executed at dawn, a security source and state television said.

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  • Graciela

    Jordan did exactly what it had to do with its terrorists.
    Israel should do the same: introduce the death penalty for terrorists with blood on their hands.
    They are not better than Eichmann ISHV, and he got the death penalty, so why not they?

    Now Israel keeps them in jail till they must release a thousand of them in exchange for one lone kidnapped israeli soldier.
    What country in the whole world does disproportionate exchanges like that???
    Why give them weapons to blackmail Israel?

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