Does this make burning someone alive any better? Unreal.
The Jordanian air force pilot filmed being burned to death by Islamic State extremists was heavily sedated and unaware of what was about to happen, it has been claimed.
A report in Saudi Arabia’s burnews.com claims ISIS militants admitted giving Moaz al-Kasasbeh drugs so that he did not scream as flames consumed his body during his grotesque execution.
Jordan has struck back hard following the circulation of the video last week, hitting the militant group’s territory with 56 air strikes in three days and executing two ISIS-linked prisoners.
Burnews.com reports that Kasasbeh’s apparent resignation to his fate, as well as his apparently heroic stoicism as his petrol-soaked jumpsuit burst into flames, was due to heavy sedation.
The report also cites unspecified ‘observers’ it says conducted a detailed study of the video, who concluded that that Kasasbeh’s ‘sensory centres’ burned quickly, leaving him unable to feel the pain of the inferno.
‘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,’ the site quotes these observers as saying.
Titled ‘Healing the Believers’ Chests’, the 22-minute film posted last week showed the captured airman locked in a cage before a trail of petrol leading up to its bars is set alight.
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