ISIS supporters went wild once al-Kasasbeh was captured on Dec. 24, celebrating and calling for the pilot’s execution. They launched a hashtag on Twitter that translated to “We All Want the Slaughter of Mu’ath,” and jihadists on social media brainstormed creative ways to kill him — from beheading to harvesting his organs to even shooting him out of a canon across the border into Jordan.
As early as Jan. 8, tweets suggested the pilot had met a fiery end.
“A group of ISIS members in #Raqqa are talking among them enthusiastically about the execution of Jordanian pilot…who was burned to death by #ISIS,” one activist account, @raqqa_mcr, tweeted.
An interview with al-Kasasbeh which appeared in ISIS’ Dabiq magazine — released on Dec. 30 — featured an image of the pilot in an orange jumpsuit and quotes about the U.S.-led coalition’s efforts. That same jumpsuit — and the same words — appeared in the video showing al-Kasasbeh’s purported murder.
This time, however, the words were on camera — al-Kasasbeh speaks from a table with a noticeable black eye. When he is shown from a cage before being set alight, he has the same black eye — which suggests the murder was filmed shortly after the interview.
“The fact that his black eye was still in a similar stage of bruising fairly clearly shows that he was killed shortly after when they released the interview,” according to Winter.
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