The Islamic State (ISIS) militants have started a discussion on Twitter asking its followers to suggest an appropriate way to kill the 'Jordanian pilot pig' captured by the group recently.
Earlier on 24 December, reports surfaced that the Islamic State militants captured a Jordanian pilot, after his fighter jet crash landed near the Syrian city of Raqqa. Muath al-Kassasbeh, 26, a first lieutenant in Jordan's air force was identified as the pilot of the F-16 that crashed in Raqqa due to technical issues.
The ISIS militants, however, had claimed that the group had shot the plane down. Following the Jordanian pilots capture, the group listed out several demands it wants Jordan to meet in exchange for the release of the pilot.
The Sunni militant group has demanded that Jordan must stop fighting with the US-led coalition and release several prisoners in exchange for the pilot, regional media reported on Sunday. The Jordanian authorities, meanwhile, have threatened ISIS of 'grave consequences' if their pilot is harmed.
Following this the Islamic State affiliated accounts have been holding discussions among its followers asking for ways to 'execute the captured pilot'.
An Arabic Twitter trend started by ISIS -- "suggest a way to kill the Jordanian Pilot Pig" has been widely shared among ISIS following. A Vocativ report stated that the hashtag "suggest a way to kill the Jordanian Pilot Pig" has been shared over 1,000 times among ISIS supporters, who enthusiastically have been suggesting several brutal ways to kill the Jordanian pilot.
Some of the ideas shared by the ISIS followers include beheading Moath al-Kassassbeh, burning him alive and making a bulldozer run over his body, it is reported.
An ISIS supporter, who claims to be the mother of a Syrian man killed by a coalition airstrike in a video, suggests that the Jordanian pilot should be 'impaled and hung on a pole to so that he dies slowly. And it would be mercy to kill him by gun or a knife.'