After ISIS burned alive Jordanian pilot Muath Kasasbeh, King Abdullah of Jordan pledged Kasasbeh’s blood would not have been spilt in vain.
The Jordan Times reports:
The King emphasised that Daesh terrorist group is not only fighting Jordan and the Jordanian people, but also Islam and its values.
“We are waging this war to protect our faith, values and humanitarian principles,” King Abdullah stressed, adding that Jordan’s position will be firm against “these criminals and that they will be hit hard at the very centre of their strongholds”.
The King expressed pride in efforts exerted by the government, JAF and security agencies in an attempt to rescue the Jordanian pilot, which started since the moment of his December 24 capture by the group after his plane went down near the Syrian town of Raqqa until his death was announced on Tuesday.
In this regard, the King voiced confidence in state institutions, the military and security organisations and their ability to safeguard the country and its accomplishments.
The King also expressed his pride in the unity of the Jordanian people under the current circumstances and in countering terrorist dangers and threats.
He commended the international community’s position in support of Jordan in dealing with this danger and its role in the war against terrorism, which he said is the war of the Arab and the Islamic world, all together.