Chances are that nobody will ever forget the moment they first heard of Jordanian pilot Mu’ath aql-Kaseasbeth being brutally burned to death by Islamic State savages. Unfortunately, this kind of notoriety is exactly what the group was craving and turned out to be just what they got.
To take things one step further and watch the video in full is something the vast majority will never and wholly should never do. For Piers Morgan however, watching and absorbing the full horror of the clip turned out to be an experience which could, for him at least, contribute to a more proactive take on the whole situation in Iraq and Syria.
“I wanted to watch it,” Piers wrote. “To see for myself whether it really was, as many claimed, the ‘sickest video ever made’. But I hesitated.”
“I don’t ‘need’ to see a man burned alive. Nobody ‘needs’ to see such an abomination.
“It’s diabolical enough that it happened at all. Why compound the misery of that man’s life ending by acting as some kind of complicit voyeur? Then I pressed click anyway. I watched those murderous bastards light up a trail of petrol into a small cage, I watched as Lieutenant Moaz al-Kasabeh caught fire, and I watched as he screamed in horror and burned to death,”
“But I’m actually glad I watched it.”
“Glad I know they have no limits, no humanity, no semblance of any kind of soul,”
“Glad I saw the undisguised joy in their evil little faces as they perpetrated such a despicable act on a fellow human being,”
“Glad they repeatedly switched the camera shot from blow-torch to their victim’s face so we can be under no illusion what utter sadists they are,”
“And as with the Nazis, the world must now come together to rout and destroy them.”
Concluding the article, he insists that the final blow to IS must be delivered by “hundreds of millions of Muslims who’ve had enough of seeing Islam’s name and reputation being desecrated in this way.”
“And the thump has to be hard enough militarily, financially and politically to ensure ISIS is cornered and isolated like a diseased rat wherever it tries to operate.”
“He could be YOU,”
“This is YOUR war.”