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Jordanian Resolve After Death

  • By : Brian Bush
  • February 6, 2015
  • 8:06 pm

Hello Everyone,

After the tragic event of the putting to death of the captured Jordanian pilot – Islamic State has seemingly not placed fear into the Jordanian Kingdom.

Jordan's King Abdullah II cut short his trip to Washington DC where he was due to be at President Barak Obama's prayer breakfast, after the on-line release of the documented murder by immolation of 27-year-old pilot, Lt. Moath al-Kasasbeh.

After briefly meeting with President Obama, King Abdullah fly directly back to Amman and met with his military chiefs and other Jordanian officials.

Jordan has said clearly they will take action against Islamic State.

The King emphasized that Jordan is waging a war of principles against the militants because they are not only fighting Jordan, but also fighting Islam.

Jordan has since carried out dozens of successful air raids against IS assets in both Syria and Iraq.

There are unconfirmed reports that an American held hostage, Kayla Jean Mueller, was killed in one of those strikes by Jordan outside of Raqqa in Iraq.

After news emerged that Islamic State had murdered a captive Jordanian pilot, The Hashemite King Abdullah II offered his condolences to the pilot's family at their home.

Jordanian fighter jets, returning from a bombing mission, flew over the home of the slain pilot while the King was with the father.

Jordan has sent several sorties into both Iraq and Syria targeting IS.

Jordanians demonstrated by the thousands, including Queen Rania, showing their solidarity with the al-Kasaesbeh family and in the fight against Islamic State.

The message is very much that Islamic State does not represent Islam – and that Muslims must step up and fight the Sunni extremists and retake the image of their religion.

Brian Bush
Middle East Correspondent
LeSEA Broadcasting

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