In this manner DAESH collected the full set in that it has now murdered innocent civilian citizens of all five permanent members of the UN security council. First the late and definitely not lamented "Jihadi John" hacked off the heads of journalists and aid workers from the USA and Britain, and then in the last few days DAESH has claimed responsibility for blowing a civilian airliner carrying more than 200 Russian men women and children out of the sky, the murderous outrage in Paris, and now for executing a Chinese civilian hostage as well.
Beijing said it had attempted to prevent their citizen's execution, but he was killed nevertheless in a "cold-blooded way", the ministry said. "The Chinese government strongly condemns this savage act devoid of humanity and will certainly bring the criminals to justice,"
One cannot avoid thinking that Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi and the rest of the leaders of the self-styled Islamic state are deliberately going out of their way to infuriate the leaders of all the most powerful people in the world to show that they fear nobody and nothing. Their sick and twisted minds are convinced that the universe was created and is run by a spirit which approves of them - though to paraphrase C.S. Lewis, if the universe were run by a being capable of picking DAESH as his representatives on earth, such a being would not be a God, certainly not the compassionate, the merciful, but "an omnipotent fiend."
If any good can come out of all oceans of innocent blood which the so-called "Islamic State" has spilled in the last few days, it would be if the major powers of the world can agree and implement a common strategy to deal with this evil death cult. And if a new UN resolution is needed to get people to agree to take such action, I suspect that the chances of such a resolution being vetoed are now much less - as all five governments which have such a veto are now mourning harmless, innocent people murdered by the DAESH death-worshippers.