WaPo Mocked For Calling al Baghdadi 'Austere Religious Scholar'

WaPo Mocked For Calling al Baghdadi 'Austere Religious Scholar'

The Post's headline called Baghdadi, an "austere religious scholar".

Hannity fired off a series of tweets blasting the newspaper for giving the ISIS mastermind's obituary the headline: 'Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, austere religious scholar at helm of Islamic State, dies at 48'. Al-Baghdadi was the leader of ISIS. What didn't go well was the Post's chosen headline. How about we killed the evil SOB.

"Let me educate the Washington Post. This is exactly why America will never trust these mainstream corrupt fake news outlets ever again..." However, netizens were quick to point out how Washington Post would have otherwise whitewashed other criminals who are responsible for the death of thousands, if not millions.

"ISIS terrorists take pleasure in beheadings and burning people alive in cages", he wrote.

"The Washington Post writes harsher about our President than they do the leader of ISIS who cuts people's heads off and murders innocents", Charlie Kirk, the prominent conservative commentator, said. "To describe Al-Baghdadi as an "austere religious scholar" is sick and repulsive".

Confirmation of the death of Baghdadi, a man feared the world over for the brutal violence he inspired after launching a self-proclaimed caliphate more than five years ago, was delivered by US President Donald Trump at around 6.30 pm IST on Sunday night.

Trump said that al-Baghdadi killed himself and three children when he detonated his suicide vest after being cornered in a dead-end tunnel.

As authorities offered confirmation that U.S. forces had killed the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) leader in a raid on a safe house in northwestern Syria on Saturday night, the paper rolled out on obit marking the death of the barbarous jihadist by describing him as the "austere religious scholar at the helm of the Islamic State".

Kristine Coratti Kelly, Vice President (Communications) and General Manager of Washington Post Live, has since tweeted an apology regarding the "al-Baghdadi obituary".

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