Delingpole: Twitter Users Rip WaPo’s ‘Austere, Religious Scholar’ al-Baghdadi Headline

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Delingpole: Twitter Users Rip WaPo’s ‘Austere, Religious Scholar’ al-Baghdadi Headline

The Washington Post on Sunday was trolled by Twitterati for the headline it gave to the Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's obituary.

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". Bloomberg, too, glorified al-Baghdadi by describing him as he was someone who came from a small village and then achieved great success against all odds. How about we killed the evil SOB.

The Post acknowledged that the Iraqi led the terror group with "shocking brutality" but focused much of its obituary on his academic endeavors. "This is exactly why America will never trust these mainstream corrupt fake news outlets ever again", Hannity tweeted.

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

Washington Post in its obituary to ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who killed himself after he detonated his suicide vest during a raid by United States forces, tried to glorify the dreaded terrorist. "Unreal", she wrote. "Al-Baghdadi described as "Austere religious scholar" instead of "terrorist" in Washpo Obituary headline".

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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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. "They use cars and trucks to mow down innocent people", Hannity declared.

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

It was unclear why the original change was made to the controversial headline.

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The first headline of the story, which some Twitter users were quick to take screenshots of, referred to Baghdadi as "Islamic State's terrorist-in-chief".

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