Washington: US President Donald Trump on Sunday confirmed that terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in a special operations raid. One of the world’s most wanted man and leader of the terrorist group ISIS finally died at 48.
Addressing the nation, Trump said, "Last night the United States brought the world's No. 1 terrorist leader to justice.”
"He died like a dog," Trump said. "He died like a coward. The world is now a much safer place. He was a sick and depraved man, and now he's gone."
The Iraqi-born terrorist was considered a Specially Designated Global Terrorist by the United States for his atrocities including the genocide of Yazidis in Iraq, organized rape, sex slavery, flogging, and widespread executions. He led several massacres and terrorist activities.
Now, given his extensive resume of killings, massacres, and rape, you can imagine the outrage when the leading newspaper Washington Post called the terrorist an “austere religious leader”.
People expressed their shock and dismay on social media.
Following the backlash, the newspaper changed its headline from an “austere religious leader” to “extremist leader of Islamic State”