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Aussie jihadist posts Jordan pilot death picture

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An Australian jihadist has posted a photo on social media showing the public screening in Syria of the burning to death of captured Jordanian pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh, it’s been reported.

Australian-Somali fighter Yusuf Yusuf, who travelled to Syria last year, also wrote on his Facebook page: “Movie night in the heart of the Khalifa … Burn kafir Burn:)”, News Corp reported on Thursday.

The former Melbourne-based university student tells a supporter who asks if Islam allows a man to be burned alive, “punish the kufar like they punished us … an eye for an eye akhi”.

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The photo posted by Yusuf shows the murder of the pilot being broadcast on a big-screen projector to a throng of jihadists, purportedly in the Syrian part of the caliphate declared by the Islamic State group.

Kassasbeh was captured by the IS group when his plane went down in Syria in December.

His death was proclaimed by the jihadists in a harrowing video posted online on Tuesday purporting to show the caged 26-year-old F-16 fighter pilot engulfed in flames.

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