The Washington Post first said that Al Baghdadi was an “Austere Religious Scholar.”
After complaints the Washington Post fumbled the Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi headline three times; first, referring to him as the Islamic State’s terrorist-in-chief,” to “Austere Religious Scholar,” and then finally, to “Extremist Leader.”
WaPo Obituary Reframes Killed ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi As ‘Austere Religious Scholar’
VIRGINIA KRUTA October 27, 2019
A Washington Post obituary Sunday reframed the late leader of the ISIS terror group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as an “austere religious scholar.”
“Austere religious scholar at helm of Islamic State dies at 48,” the full headline read.
Does this sound like the teaching of a religions scholar?
ISIS soldiers told to rape women ‘to make them Muslim’
Noor (not her real name) was sold into slavery after ISIS overran her village in the Iraqi province of Sinjar. The 22-year-old says the militant who picked her out raped her — but not before trying to justify himself.
“He showed me a letter and said, ‘This shows any captured women will become Muslim if 10 ISIS fighters rape her.’ There was a flag of ISIS and a picture of Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi.
After abusing her, he passed her on to 11 of his friends, who also raped her.”
ISIS fighters told us, ‘This is the rule of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and we must do it,'” Noor explains. “[They said] ‘Anyone who doesn’t convert to Islam, we will kill the males and marry the girls. They are the spoils of war. ‘
It sounds like to me, these people were terrorists using religion as an excuse to rape and torture.