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Updated on: Saturday, June 01, 2019, 05:13 AM IST

IS turns to Twitter for suggestions on how to kill Jordanian pilot

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London : The Islamic State (IS) has again put the social media to use for its gory campaign, asking for suggestions on Twitter on how to kill the Jordanian pilot captured last week. An Arabic hashtag that translates into “suggest a way to kill the Jordanian pilot” has been re-tweeted over a thousand times, The Independent reported Tuesday, according to IANS.

According to the report, IS supporters have posted on Twitter gruesome photographs and recommendations on how to kill the pilot. Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh, also known as Moaz, was captured by IS fighters Dec 24.

The group published an interview with the pilot in Dabiq, its monthly English language magazine, last week. The interview ended with the question: “Do you know what the Islamic State will do with you?” to which Al-Kasaesbeh replies: “Yes… They will kill me…”

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Many of the Twitter posts contained graphic embedded images, including photographs of beheadings and of wounded children. One showed a steamroller captioned with a message that translates into “Goodbye Moaz”, while another featured a stock picture saying “Nothing better than the axe”. Other messages link to a video made by a woman who claimed her son was killed by a coalition airstrike. She suggested that shooting or stabbing the pilot would be “merciful”. Some of the individual posts have been re-tweeted over 100 times. These peaked last week and have continued since.

Another hashtag that translates as “We all want to slaughter Moaz” has been tweeted thousands of times too.

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Published on: Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 12:04 AM IST
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