As this savagery becomes more common, more frequent, more aggressive, the leaders of the free world issue soothing lies about how its guiding ideology is limpid and completely unconnected with any of the barbarity perpetrated in accord with its teachings. That is hardly a path to victory.
“Islamic State supporters post photos purportedly showing Jordanian pilot burnt alive,” Reuters, February 3, 2015:
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Supporters of the Islamic State insurgent group circulated photos on social media on Tuesday purporting to show captive Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh being burnt alive.
Reuters could not immediately confirm the five images, which showed a burning man standing in a black cage. Kasaesbeh has been in Islamic State captivity since his plane crashed over Syria in December.