The Centre for Defending the Freedom of Journalists (CDFJ) on Wednesday, February 4, denounced the “brutal” killing of Jordanian martyr Captain Muath Kasasbeh at the hands of the Islamic State (Daesh) group.
In a statement, the centre offered its deepest sympathies to all Jordanians, especially the pilot’s family, noting that the Jordanian people have always proven to be strong in time of challenges and adversities.
CDFJ President Nidal Mansour underlined that “terrorists, obscurantists and extremists do not believe in human values but are advocates of death and the enemy of life, the most sacred and gracious of values”.
“The heinous crime of Daesh will only make us stronger and more committed to human values. It will push us to raise our voice to hold the perpetrators accountable and make sure they do not escape justice,” he added.
Mansour stressed the important role the media can play in fighting violence and extremism, calling for uniting efforts to stop terrorists from seizing the media platforms to promote brutality and inhumanity.
He urged media personnel and social network activists to stop publicizing what Daesh or other terrorist groups broadcast on their crimes for this will only contribute to shedding light about their atrocities and cause panic among the public, which is exactly what they aspire.
“The media should serve as panels to promote tolerance, justice and the rule of law”, Mansour said.