MEDIEVAL

Jordan to Avenge Pilot by Killing Bomber

Hours after ISIS released a video showing Jordanian pilot Muadh al-Kasasbeh being burned alive, Jordan announced it would execute a female terrorist in reponse. Sajida al-Rishawi, a would-be suicide bomber who's been on death row since 2005, will die tonight. ISIS had demanded Rishawi's freedom last month in exchange for Kasasbeh and Japanese hostage Kenji Goto's lives. (Turns out ISIS killed Kasasbeh while it was barganing with Jordan, anyway.) “The revenge will be as big as the calamity that has hit Jordan,” a Jordanian army spokesman said in a televised statement. Another spokesman said that Jordan will deliver a “strong, earth-shaking and decisive” response. King Abdullah made a televised address to his country from Washington, D.C. where he was visiting Congress and President Obama.