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Cameron condemns “sickening murder” of Jordanian pilot burned alive by Islamic State

The Prime Minister says the brutal attack has strengthened international resolve to defeat the extremist militants.

By Anoosh Chakelian

David Cameron has condemned the “sickening murder” of the Jordanian pilot burned alive by Islamic State (IS).

Speaking at the beginning of PMQs today, he told the House of Commons:

I’m sure the whole house will join me in condemning the sickening murders in Syria of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto and the Jordanian pilot Lieutenant Moaz al-Kasasbeh. I’m sure the thoughts and prayers of the whole House will be with their families at this very difficult time . . .

I can assure the House that we will not stop until the murderous Isil extremists behind this, and their poisonous ideology are eradicated.

The Prime Minister has also commented separately that the barbaric act against the pilot will only serve to “strengthen” international resolve to defeat the militant extremists:

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These terrorists’ brutal behaviour will only strengthen our resolve. We stand in solidarity with our Jordanian friends and we will continue to work with them and our other Coalition partners to defeat Isil.

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