ISIS Burned The Jordanian Piolet Alive/Jordan executes Sajida al-Rishawi after pilot murder


Jordan executes Sajida al-Rishawi after pilot murder
Al Arabiya News, Agencies
Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Jordan has executed by hanging a jailed Iraqi woman militant whose release had been demanded by ISIS that burnt a captured Jordanian pilot to death, a security source said on Wednesday. Responding to the killing of pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh, whose death was announced on Tuesday, the Jordanian authorities also executed another senior al-Qaeda prisoner sentenced to death for plots to wage attacks against the pro-Western kingdom in the last decade. Sajida al-Rishawi, the Iraqi woman militant, was sentenced to death for her role in a 2005 suicide bomb attack that killed 60 people. Ziyad Karboli, an Iraqi al-Qaeda operative, who was convicted in 2008 for killing a Jordanian, was also executed at dawn, the source said.

Rishawi, the would-be bomber, was condemned to death for her participation in deadly attacks in Amman in 2005, and ISIS had offered to spare the life of the Jordanian fighter pilot, Lieutenant Moaz al-Kassasbeh, if she were released. “The death sentence will be carried out on a group of jihadists, starting with Rishawi, as well as Iraqi al-Qaeda operative Ziad Karbuli and others who attacked Jordan’s interests,” a security source said Tuesday night. “Jordan’s response will be earth-shattering,” Information Minister Mohammed Momani said earlier on television, while the army and government vowed to avenge the pilot’s murder.
“Whoever doubted the unity of the Jordanian people, we will prove them wrong,” said Momani, who is also government spokesman.
“The pilot did not belong to a specific tribe or come from a specific governorate, he was the son of all Jordanians, who stand united,” he said.
ISIS video shows purported Jordan pilot inside a cage. Al Arabiya cannot confirm its authenticity.
State television also reported that King Abdullah II of Jordan would cut short a visit to Washington and return home in the wake of the pilot’s murder. The king had held talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington on Tuesday before going into a meeting with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill. One of America’s most stalwart allies in the Middle East, Jordan is taking part in U.S.-led air strikes against ISIS group in Syria along with several other Arab countries.

Fatwa: Islamic State Justifies Burning Pilot Alive
By Raymond Ibrahim
February 3, 2015

Once again, the Islamic State performs an atrocity that boggles the mind of the West, and once again the Islamic State points to its namesake—Islam—to justify its act.

The Islamic State has just released a video showing captive Jordanian pilot Mu’ath al-Kaseasbeh in a cage being burned alive (image above).  It also posted a fatwa on various jihadi websites that permits the immolation of human beings.

The main point of the fatwa is that “the Hanafis and Shafi‘is [two of Sunni Islam’s four orthodox schools of jurisprudence] permit burning” people.  The fatwa also cites the tafsir, or exegesis, of Muhalab ibn Safra concerning a statement attributed to the prophet of Islam:  “Fire does not punish them but Allah.”  According to the tafsir, Muhammad’s assertion is not a ban on burning people but rather meant to demonstrate humility—pointing out that only Allah can truly torment.

Next the fatwa quotes Hafiz ibn al-Hajar who comments that “the deeds of the companions [of Muhammad] evince the permissibility of burning, and the prophet put out the eyes of the men of Urayna with heated iron, and Khalid bin al-Walid burned some of the people who apostatized.”

As for Khalid—the revered “Sword of Allah”—I wrote about him here, including how he once beheaded an “apostate,” raped his beautiful wife, and then set the man’s severed head on fire before cooking his dinner on it.

None of this is surprising.  As discussed here, for every atrocity the Islamic State performs—beheading, crucifying, raping, enslaving, and now immolating—they have precedents from Islam, whether in the behavior of Muhammad or his companions.