1. A series of links for the Jordanian pilot burned alive will likely be in comments. Here is a couple of recent ones:
It said he was killed on January 3, before the jihadists offered to spare his life and free a Japanese journalist in return for the release of an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber on death row in Jordan.
Amman insisted on proof that the pilot, captured on December 24 after his F-16 jet crashed while on a mission over northern Syria, was alive before any exchange.
3. Sky News Arabic reports that IS PoW’s held by Jordan are to be executed tonight (local time and machine translation from this tweet)
It said in a statement Monday that it was still trying to verify the photos, but that they appear to have been taken in the northern Syrian village of Deir Hafer, which was last reached by the WFP on Aug. 5, when a convoy delivered 1,700 food rations, enough to feed 8,500 people for a month.
The WFP said it learned in September that IS members raided Red Crescent warehouses in the village where the rations may have been stored.
“WFP condemns this manipulation of desperately needed food aid inside Syria,” said Muhannad Hadi, its emergency regional coordinator for the Syria crisis.
(Below is the speech by the mayor for which this imam will sue)
Brian Lilley and Marc Lebuis discuss the refusal:
CBC link on this (video at link)
Prosecutors allege Qayed Shareef, 39, pretended to be a teenage boy named Jeremy Stevens when he used an app called Tango to contact a 9- and 10-year-old boy, two brothers in Virginia.
“He basically just started it off, ‘Hey what’s your age?’ And within an hour, took it sexual,” said prosecutor Vanessa Woods. “He sent photos and videos of himself, as well as pornographic videos.”
8. Israeli comics do terrorist blooper reel, reminiscent of South park and Family Guy
Thank you M., Maria J., Draculea, GoVlinks and . and all.