Twitter Explodes in Memes Over WaPo Calling Baghdadi ‘Austere Religious Scholar’

Washington Post headline of ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s obituary

Washington Post headline of ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s obituary

Reporting on the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi after a USA military raid in Syria, The Washington Post first called him a "terrorist-in-chief" in a headline.

The Washington Post has since changed the headline of the obituary, which can be found here, to: "Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, extremist leader of Islamic State, dies at 48".

Al-Baghdadi, who took over as the head of ISIS after his predecessor Abu Omar al-Baghdadi was killed in 2010, was said to have detonated a suicide vest as US special forces closed in. The headline received massive backlash on social media, especially from a prominent section of media commentators, who called out The Washinton Post for writing a fluff-piece on the "most terrible terrorist" on the planet. How about we killed the evil SOB, ' Hannity tweeted.

But one particular story published by the Washington Post grabbed most eyeballs, garnering a lot of negative attention. "This is exactly why America will never trust these mainstream corrupt fake news outlets ever again", Hannity tweeted.

Washington Post had a tough time calling the man responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people across the globe as who he was, a terrorist leader.

Meanwhile, Washington Post is not the only publication that has emerged as one of the biggest ISIS sympathisers.

Charlie Kirk, the president of TPUSA, tweeted, "The Washington Post writes harsher about our President than they do the leader of ISIS who cuts people's heads off and murders innocents".

For some reason, Washington Post then made a decision to whitewash al-Baghdadi and refer to him as "austere religious scholar".

President Trump announced Sunday morning that al-Baghdadi "died like a dog" as the result of an overnight U.S. Special Ops forces raid on his hideout in northwest Syria.

The obituary also went on to note that al-Baghdadi 'spent his early adult years as an obscure academic, aiming for a quiet life as a professor of Islamic law'. Baghdadi killed himself by igniting his suicide vest, he said.

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