The Washington Post chose a bizarre way to signal some kind of respect for the murderously evil leader of ISIS.
Washington Post needs to change this headline.— Ryan Goodman (@rgoodlaw) October 27, 2019
Baghdadi was not some austere religious scholar.
He was a genocidal maniac. pic.twitter.com/v5eXeYpxfh
Seriously, WTF are you thinking. Mike Pence is austere. Al-Baghdadi is an evil scumbag thug. But guess who gets that adjective, the Christian or the Islamist?
They got battered on social media for it:
WaPo's actual obit for a terrorist monster:— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) October 27, 2019
"austere religious scholar w/ wire-frame glasses"
"Mr. Baghdadi maintained a canny pragmatism"
"Acquaintances would remember him as a shy, nearsighted youth who liked soccer but preferred to spend his free time at the local mosque" pic.twitter.com/XFFBnUsHEO
Usually these takes are kinda exaggerated… not here.
”Austere religious scholar at helm of Islamic State dies at 48” reads the headline of WashPost’s obituary of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. “Austere”? What an insult to the late Kayla Mueller, a captured American who was repeatedly raped by the ISIS leader before the group murdered her. pic.twitter.com/ms242oQ0Nj— Kelly Jane Torrance (@KJTorrance) October 27, 2019
PLEASE...— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) October 27, 2019
tell me WaPo didn't call #alBaghdadi an "austere religious scholar."
He was a cold-blooded murderer. Pure evil.
Pathetic. Less of that crap and more of this please:
Al Baghdadi spread “fire and brimstone” on earth; now he feels it for himself in hell. To all who arranged his change of venue—the intel officers, the President, the warriors—thank you.— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) October 27, 2019
When even the Mormon dude is meaner to a terrorist than the WaPo you know they got problems. Roast in hell, ABU.