Thursday, January 29, 2015

Dealing with the Devil

Wearing a disabled explosives belt and a white headscarf and wringing her hands as she spoke, an Iraqi woman calmly described how she tried and failed to join her husband in a suicide attack on a hotel wedding party. Millions of viewers across Jordan and the region watched as Sajida Mubarak Atrous al-Rishawi gave her televised confession.

"My husband detonated [his bomb] and I tried to explode [mine,] but it wouldn't," the 35-year-old al-Rishawi said.  Taipei Times

Islamic State militants announced that a Jordanian pilot would be executed "immediately" if a convicted hotel bomber is not delivered to the Turkish border by sunset Thursday.  Jordan said it was ready to swap al-Rishawi, convicted of a deadly terrorist attack on a hotel, if the Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State militants "is released unharmed,'' Jordan's state-run news agency, Petra, said.  USA Today

Al-Rishawa was convicted and sentenced to death by a Jordanian court for her participation in an attack that killed 38 people and is currently pending appeal. So what do you think?  Do we deal with the devil? 

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