Thousands of Jordanians packed the streets of the capital Amman on Friday, urging their monarch to step up air strikes on Islamic State to avenge its killing of pilot Mouath al-Kasaesbeh. Crowds massed near the main Husseini mosque, then marched chanting “Death to Daesh,” using an Arabic acronym for the jihadist group, in
the latest sign of mounting public anger. Queen Rania, the wife of King Abdullah, joined Friday’s marchers, carrying a picture of the pilot. “Mouath died standing for his country and faith, defending our common humanity. We are united in our grief and pride in our brave martyr,” she told Reuters in a statement. “Jordan is united in it’s resolve to confront this ideology of terror and ultra-violence,” she added.