Wapo Writer Claimed ISIS Leader Didn’t Die a “Coward” Because “He Blew Himself Up”

Just days after Wapo caused a firestorm by headlining ISIS leader Baghdadi’s obituary by calling the terrorist leader a “austere religious scholar” another Wapo writer made headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Wapo writer and CNN analyst Max Boot, a frequent Trump critic, claimed that Trump’s assertion that Baghdadi died a coward was “contradicted” by the fact that rather than be captured he blew himself up.

Conservatives on Twitter did not take this lightly and were generally outraged.

Carmine Sabia wrote:

Max Boot is so triggered by TDS he thinks Baghdadi is a martyr and a hero. Newsflash MAx. When someone runs from you then rather be captured commits suicide they are a coward. The way you are a coward for abandoning your principles for the paycheck.

Jason Howerton wrote:

Bahgdadi detonated a suicide vest and murdered 3 small children because he didn’t want to be captured and face America’s soldiers.

According to Max Boot, this undercuts Trump’s claim that the terrorist died like a “dog” and a “coward.”

Sebastian Gorka wrote:

So @MaxBoot says Abu Bak al Baghdadi is no coward because he killed himself instead of getting captured by American soldiers.

Someone else did that too.

Max Boot approves of Hitler?

What do @MaxBoot and have in common?

They’re both cowards


Per WashingtonExaminer, The Washington Post was forced to issue a correction after columnist Max Boot said Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi was not a coward because he evaded capture by committing suicide.

Boot initially stated in his Monday column that, “The assertion that Baghdadi died as a coward was, in any case, contradicted by the fact that rather than be captured, he blew himself up.”

After backlash from people accusing Boot of praising Baghdadi in an attempt to make a dig at President Trump, the Washington Post deleted the line and issued a correction.

“An earlier version of this column included a sentence questioning whether Trump was right to call Baghdadi a coward because he blew himself up,” the paper said. “The line was removed because it unintentionally conveyed the impression that I considered Baghdadi courageous.”

This article was written by the staff of TheConservativeOpinion.com 

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