Safi al-Kasasbeh, father of the 26-year-old Jordanian pilot who was burned alive by Islamic State (ISIS) militants, wants the US-led coalition to 'eradicate the criminal organisation.'
In an interview to Al Arabiya News, the grieving father said that the ISIS is a criminal organisation that does not understand Islam, else it would not have burnt alive his son.
"These people are criminals who tried to destroy this country," the father said.
Safi al-Kasasbeh urged the Jordanian government to avenge the death of his son and not stop with just the execution of Sajida al-Rishawi and Ziad Karboulia.
"I ask that this should not end with Sajida al-Rishawi and Ziad Karbouli. I expect the government to seek revenge, severe revenge for the blood of Moaz against this horrid organisation, this criminal organisation, this organisation that is far from Islam and the spirit of Islam," he said.
He also appealed to the US-led coalition members to launch 'painful strikes' on ISIS targets to 'eradicate the criminal organisation.'
The group is believed to have executed the Jordanian pilot, at least a month ago. However, it recently released a gruesome, twenty-two minute video showing how the Jordanian pilot was burnt alive.
Muath al-Kaseasbeh, the Jordanian pilot, was captured by ISIS on 24 December last year after his F-16 fighter jet crashed due to a technical snag near the Syrian city of Raqqa.
The ISIS video shows the ISIS fighters dousing petrol on the young pilot wearing an orange jumpsuit, locked in a cage. The ISIS militants are seen setting him on fire.