Al-Badaren emphasized that Islam prohibits such crimes. "On the contrary, a captive must be treated well," he said, adding that "any human being won’t accept it and will condemn it." Al-Badaren also said that by executing the pilot "this group of savages proved that they are not able to have people’s attention. … If they really had a political message or a thought to convey," they would act differently.
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Despite pilot's death, Jordan will remain an active member of the coalition, al-Badaren is convinced. On Wednesday, Jordan's King Abdullah II vowed that the country would step up its military efforts against the Islamists after a video emerged showing Jordanian fighter pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh burned alive in a cage.
APF quoted the king as saying that "the blood of martyr Maaz al-Kassasbeh will not be in vain and the response of Jordan and its army after what happened to our dear son will be severe." The monarch is currently in al-Kasasbeh's hometown of Karak, according to the news agency. He expressed his condolences to the family of the slain pilot and will attend his funeral.