RPT: Jordan to Execute Suicide Bomber in Response to ISIS Pilot Murder
Connor Powell said today on "Your World" that the Jordanian government is reportedly planning to execute a female suicide bomber in response for ISIS killing their pilot.
A new ISIS video released today appears to show Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh allegedly being burned alive in a cage. The terrorist group captured him in December 2014 after his plane crashed during a bombing mission in Syria.
According to a statement released on Jordanian state TV, the country had reportedly agreed to a prisoner swap with ISIS last week, where they would have released convicted terrorist Sajida al-Rishawi in exchange for al-Kaseasbeh.
Powell said that al-Rishawi, who was convicted and sentenced to death in Jordan for her involvement in a 2005 terrorist attack by al Qaeda on hotels, will be executed tomorrow "along with four other people convicted of terrorism."
He stated that protests have erupted all over the country in the wake of the pilot's reported death.
"Jordan appears to be a country that's seething with anger right now, mourning with a great deal of sadness," Powell said.
Powell noted that Jordan's King Abdullah II praised al-Kaseasbeh and "called on Jordanians to stand together as a show of unity."
He also reported that there are small pockets of communities that support ISIS, but now it is expected that the "government will clamp down on them."
Watch the video above.