WASHINGTON, February 11, 2015 — ISIS now claims that Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh “was so heavily sedated he had no idea what was about to happen to him.”
The Daily Mail reports that ISIS claims to have sedated al-Kasasbeh so that he would not scream as his body was engulfed in flames.
According to a translation by the Daily Mail, Saudi Arabia’s Burnnews.com claims that “It is important to note that [Kasasbeh] seemed unconscious and unaware of what awaits him and not, as some have said, that he is not afraid.” Some experts who have studied the video say that the reason Kasabeh’s appears to bravely face the flames is that his “sensory centers” burned too rapidly for him to feel pain as he burned.
Are terrorists saying, “relax, we’re not so bad; we found a way to ease the pain of a brutal, barbaric execution.” Is this supposed to mean that their brutality is less brutal? Is their cruelty tempered by kindness, their atrocities gentler than we thought?
Evil is evil. What ISIS did to Lt. Kasasbeh was an abomination.
Over the years there have been other horrific videos and accounts of Islamist terrorists and Muslim courts committing brutality against human life: burning homosexual men alive, or stoning them because Islam condemns homosexuality; men and women beheaded, beaten, stoned, because they committed adultery; women butchered because their ankles were exposed, or because they were raped without an eye-witness to prove that it was rape and not fornication or adultery; girls beheaded or burned because they displayed too much independence, did not give birth to sons, or somehow insulted Islam.
Islam may be ancient, but the modern world and modern laws prohibit human rights violations.
American soldiers and contractors have died as well. There is footage of Blackhawk pilots being slaughtered, their bodies dragged through the streets by Islamists. The vile murder of Lt. Kasasbeh is one more in the long line of human rights violations committed by Islamic terrorists.
Now there is the death American aid worker, Kayla Mueller, who wanted to help people in need. she was kidnapped in 2013 and held hostage in Syria, and is now she is dead.
These acts are vile, terrorists are brutes. To actually claim that drugging a human being before burning that person alive makes the murder less brutal is sheer evil.
No one should overlook this and assume terror is isolated to the Muslim World. We cannot turn a blind eye and pretend terror belongs solely to the Middle East, because Europe is witnessing the same threats as women and children are being gang-raped by Muslim men, the UK, Spain, Belgium, Holland, Scandinavia and France, to name a few, have witnessed bloody attacks against their countries and people by Islam in their name of their religion.
Those who attempt to invoke the Crusades into the subject of Islam need to remember the Crusades ended, Islamic terror has never stopped since it began 1400 years-ago.
We need to open our eyes fully and realize the brutality we are up against: Burning people alive, stoning them, hanging and torturing homosexuals and women because of sexuality and gender, gender mutilation of young girls by Islamic law, raping, honor slaughters that are nothing but heinous and dishonorable, must be rejected in every way by all of us.
If we are repulsed by people who abuse animals, then we must should be further outraged over the travesties committed against human beings by Islam.