Behind the Burning and Burial of a Jordanian Pilot

President Obama and his administration continue to refuse to admit that ISIS/ISIL’s coupled to radical Islam. But there is more evidence to prove jus’ the opposite.

Recently, ISIS/ISIL burned a Jordanian pilot, and then they buried him in a massive pile of rubble. But why would they do this?

First, we need to know what the Quran states about punishment:

“O you who believe, qiṣāṣ has been prescribed for you in cases of murder … But if any remission is made by the brother of the slain, then grant any reasonable demand, and compensate him with handsome gratitude, this is a concession and a mercy from your Lord. After this whoever exceeds the limits shall be in grave penalty.”  Quran — 2:178

As Niaz A. Shah, senior lecturer in law at the University of Hull, in England, writes, there are a couple of ways Sharia law provides for a murder victim’s relatives to get justice.

“The Quran provides two options to deal with someone who is found guilty of intentional murder: qiṣāṣ (i.e. that he/she be killed in the manner in which the victim was murdered) and forgiveness by the heir/s of the victim,” writes Shah. “The conditions for the second option are that the victim’s heir/s are required to ask for ‘fair’ diyat (blood money) and the guilty person is obligated to pay diyat in a ‘good’ way.”

Qiṣāṣ is an Islamic term meaning ‘equal retaliation’ or ‘revenge.’

In this case, according to ISIS/ISIL, the pilot burned his ‘victims,’ by dropping bombs on them, burying them in ‘rubble,’ and in return, the radical Islamists did the same. However they failed the Prophet when they fore went the second option of “mercy,” and “a ‘good’ way.”


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