The Islamic State released an interview with captured Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh and then used Twitter to ask for recommendations on how to execute him.
— The Stream (@AJStream) December 29, 2014
IS refers to Al-Kasasbeh as “murtadd,” which means apostate, someone who abandoned religion, in the new issue of the terrorist organization’s Dabiq magazine.
“My plane was struck by a heat-seeking missile,” the 26-six-year-old pilot said. “The system display … indicated that the engine was damaged and burning. The plane began to deviate from its normal flight path, so I ejected.”
The pilot said he landed safely in the Euphrates River, but was then captured by IS militants.
IS asked Al-Kasasbeh: “Do you know what the Islamic State will do with you?”
“Yes,” the pilot replied. “They will kill me.”