Thursday 14 December 2017

That whole Arab Spring worked out really well, didn't it?

Captured Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh is seen standing in a black cage before being set ablaze by the Islamic State group
Captured Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh is seen standing in a black cage before being set ablaze by the Islamic State group
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

By now, you will have at least heard about the last, excruciating moments of Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh.

You probably chose not to watch the video, which sees the condemned man walk to a cage in one of Isil's now trademark orange jumpsuits. His executioner steps forward with a torch and ignites a trail of fire which snakes through the sand and into the cage. The pilot is then engulfed in flames, at one point holding his flaming hands up to his face while his hair starts to burn.

I could go on with some of the other gruesome sickening images - but what's the point? After all, if anyone has ever wondered what it must be like to be burned alive in such a confined space, this video will answer any questions they may have had.

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