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On February 3rd a video was released to the public. The video was created by extremist terror organization ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), a group evolved out of a rogue Al Queda branch that has burned and pillaged much of Iraq and Syria, and continues to commit horrendous acts of human rights violations, ranging from genocide to child enslavement.

After their sudden outbreak in Syria and subsequent incursions into Iraq, a coalition made up of many NATO and Arabian Peninsula countries began coordinating air strikes and medical assistance to relieve local government forces and other peoples considered by ISIL enemies (including the Kurds). One of these nations was Jordan.

In late December of last year, First Lieutenant Muath al-Kasasbeh of the Royal Jordanian Air Force was conducting air strikes on ISIL positions when his jet crashed into enemy territory. He was subsequently captured. All following attempts by Jordan to secure his release failed.

This video I speak of, which was released on Tuesday, chronicled the tragic death of this brave soldier, as he was doused in gasoline, locked in a cage, and set ablaze.

I watched this video. I watched him realize that he was never going to return home, never going to see his family. I watched his skin blacken and melt as his body went limp and as the orange flames flared up to replace his orange prisoners' jumpsuit.





The "people" (should I dare give them that name that implies civilization) who murdered Lieutenant
al-Kasasbeh did not do it because it was their "righteous duty" to God. Their "justification" is an excuse for their abundant insecurities; They did it because they were/are full of hatred and anger and a lack of purpose, cause, and self control that they feel the need to destroy thousands of innocent lives.


For the longest time it seemed that the flames dared not to touch Lieutenant Muath al-Kasasbeh's face. It was as if they knew that they had no place on a man so devoting to a cause and country, that he gave his life.

I dedicate this to you, Lieutenant, and to all other victims of this tragedy, and the many others out there who suffer from extremism and terrorism.

I plead with all you readers out there:
This is not a matter of the blame game and that ISIL is not a true representation of Islam;
To say that all Arab Muslims support Terrorist organizations and the execution of non believers would be to say that all Caucasian Christians support the KKK and the bombing of little church girls.

This is not so.

So rather than divide ourselves further, let us show some solidarity.

Jordan has been incredibly resilient in the wake of this disgusting act, why not stand with them?


Together we can conquer this hate.


And so, I give a final salute to Muath al-Kasasbeh, whose death was not in vain.





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  April 21, 2015
Many wars have been fought in the name of this or that God ... maybe one day it will end at least in HIS name ...
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  February 9, 2015
Very poignant, Indy, and well said.
Indy  Beetle
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Blizzard Scourge of the swarm
  February 7, 2015
A great tribute to a fallen soldier fighting against terrorism. Those people in ISIS are cruel. Too cruel to be considered human in my opinion.
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  February 7, 2015
RIP Muath al-Kasasbeh. I'm impressed, I have rubbed shoulders lot of people, racist, Islamophobic and I see an Anglo-Saxon who defend Islam. I have great respect for you.
  February 7, 2015
What a tragic event..
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  February 7, 2015
*Salute.*
Indy  Beetle
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lone wolf
  February 6, 2015
Great tribute. It's hard to find the right words to say without offending someone, but what happened to Lieutenant Muath al-Kasasbeh is inhumane and it needs to stop. Now. That video was the first time I've seen another human executed by fire... I wish I hadn't watched it, and I hope I never have to see it again.
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  February 6, 2015
Wonderful tribute, excellent of you to make this.
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  February 6, 2015
Wow man!! Thank you! It's great to see good people like you all around the world stand with us and feel with us, I really appreciate this tribute from you as all Jordanian would do. and you're absolutely right in every single word you have said. If you don't already know guys, im Jordanian, and I'm from a big well known Christian family here in Jordan, and you're right about what you said, most of my friends are Muslims, and we deal with Muslims all the time at work, no they are absolutely not terrorists, and we don't even talk about any difference in religions over here, no matter what our believes are. And those people who are killing others in the name of God, have no "God" or religion at all. It's so sad what happened to Al-kassasbeh, but be sure everyone that we all here very proud of him starting from his family to the highest person in Jordan (his majesty )the King Abdullah. And NO! I didn't watch that video, I know myself, I don't have the courage. Thank you again, you made me 1000 times better.
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  February 6, 2015
Very insightful! Eloquently put!
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  February 6, 2015
*Salute* and I am with QR
  February 6, 2015
amen (and no, i will not watch that video because i am a coward and i refuse to watch a good man die)
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  February 6, 2015
Beautiful memorial. RIP. That video must've been tough to watch.
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  February 5, 2015
Agreed. Very eloquent tribute.
 
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