Meanwhile, President Obama is still learning how to say “Islamic terrorists.”
The Kingdom of Jordan wont bow down to Islamic State terrorists. They can be just as ruthless.
One of the Islamic State’s hostages is Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, who is being held along with Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. Jordan told the terrorists that it will summarily try and execute ISIS prisoners in their control should they murder their pilot.
After the Islamic State announced they had Jordan’s F-16 fighter pilot and demanded a prisoner swap with a Thursday deadline, Jordan noted that it required proof-of-life before it would even consider negotiating, as has been widely reported.
The Islamic State was tough — it said if the deadline for releasing the female would-be suicide bomber Sajida al-Rishawi, was missed, the pilot would be executed, The Daily Mail reported Friday.
That deadline came and went — and Jordan is getting tougher. The Daily Mail reported:
Elijah Magnier, chief international correspondent for Kuwait’s Al Rai newspaper, told MailOnline: ‘I have reliable contact in the Jordanian government who says a message has been passed to ISIS.
‘It warns that if they kill the pilot they will implement the death sentences for Sajida and other ISIS prisoners as soon as possible.’
Shortly after reports of the ultimatum emerged, Jordan issued a statement saying they were still waiting for proof that the captured F-16 pilot was still alive.