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.
Baghdadi was not some austere religious scholar.
He was a genocidal maniac. pic.twitter.com/v5eXeYpxfh
— Ryan Goodman (@rgoodlaw) October 27, 2019
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:
“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
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) October 27, 2019
WaPo seems to show more respect to the leader of ISIS than the President of the United States
— Caleb SkHull 💀🎃👻 (@CalebJHull) October 27, 2019
Usually these takes are kinda exaggerated… not here.
— Gayle Trotter (@gayletrotter) October 27, 2019
”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
Never go full WAPO. pic.twitter.com/frqkRkZXZ6
— Amelia (@AmeliaHammy) October 27, 2019
— Anuraag Saxena (@anuraag_saxena) October 27, 2019
tell me WaPo didn’t call #alBaghdadi an “austere religious scholar.”
He was a cold-blooded murderer. Pure evil.
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) October 27, 2019
Calls into question WaPo’s commitment to the motto “Democracy Dies in Darkness” if they can’t call darkness *darkness.* https://t.co/EZhcyX6Uvk
— Matthew Stinson (@stinson) October 27, 2019
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.