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'Decapitate him, burn him alive': Islamic State supporters call for hostage's death

Moaz al-Kasasba was captured last week after his plane was reportedly shot down in Syria.

The image of al-Kasasba IS posted online.
The image of al-Kasasba IS posted online.

ISLAMIC STATE SUPPORTERS have taken to Twitter to voice how they think the militant group should kill Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasba.

He was captured last week when a his warplane from the US-led coalition was reportedly shot down while on a mission over northern Syria.

Supporters of the terrorist group have taken to Twitter to share how they think al-Kasasba should be killed. Their hashtag translates as ‘Suggest a Way to Kill the Jordanian Pilot Pig‘, according to Vocativ.

The suggestions include decapitating him, burning him alive, or running him over with a bulldozer. Some people also posted extremely graphic and violent images.

Others have been tweeting support for the hostage, using the hashtag #WeAreAllMoaz.

Yesterday IS published an interviewed with al-Kasasba on their online monthly English-language magazine.

In a short question-and-answer segment, al-Kaseasbeh said his fighter jet was shot down by a heat-seeking missile near Raqqa, which is located on the banks of the Euphrates River.

Al-Kaseasbeh said he landed in the river after ejecting from the aircraft. He was then taken captive by IS fighters. The 26-year-old Jordanian is the first foreign military pilot to fall into the extremists’ hands since an international coalition began its aerial campaign against IS in September.

Jordan’s government spokesman Mohammad al-Momani said he has seen the interview but declined to comment.

moaz Moaz al-Kasasba after his capture. Source: AP Photo/Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group

The United States has denied that IS shot down the Jordanian aircraft. The head of the U.S. military’s Central Command, Gen. Lloyd Austin, said America will not tolerate IS’s “attempts to misrepresent or exploit this unfortunate aircraft crash for their own purposes.”

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In the new issue of its magazine, the IS group also praised the attack on a cafe and ensuing hostage crisis in Sydney this month. Two hostages and the gunman, Man Haron Monis, were killed.

Monis was a 50-year-old Iranian-born, self-styled cleric with a lengthy criminal history. While holding the hostages, Monis made two strange demands: to be delivered an Islamic State flag and to speak directly with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

The Islamic State had called on Muslims to kills “disbelievers” in the West, including Australia.

Additional reporting: Associated Press

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