A death notice from the Washington Post referring to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as a & # 39; austere religious scholar & # 39; after the ISIS brain was killed in a US military attack, it led to a flood of parodies on tribute to death on Twitter.
The newspaper came under fire on Sunday after it had twice changed the heading of al-Baghdadi's death notice – first him & # 39; terrorist-in-chief & # 39; named, followed by & # 39; austere religious leader at the helm of ISIS & # 39; and finally & # 39; extremist leader & # 39 ;.
Twitter users seized the second iteration and accused The Post of painting al-Baghdadi in an inappropriate positive light given the cruelty he defended while leading the terrorist organization.
The strange description inspired critics to write their own parody headlines about the deaths of other notorious figures, including Al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, cannibal killer Jeffrey Dahmer and Harry Potter villain Voldemort under the hashtag #WaPoDeathNotices.
A deaf deaf death announcement in the Washington Post that refers to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a & # 39; strict religious scholar & # 39; after the ISIS brain was killed in a US military attack, Twitter users inspired their own parody headlines to write about the deaths of other notorious figures
Comedian Joe DeVito tweets a headline that refers to Al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, who was killed on Saturday in a Navy SEAL raid similar to the al-Baghdadi attack on Saturday
Donald Trump Jr. tweets a rosy description of the infamous cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer
Blaze TV journalist Lauren Chen called Nazi leader Adolf Hitler a & # 39; dedicated art lover & # 39;
A woman wrote a parody header for Ted Bundy, the serial killer who confessed the rape and murder of at least 30 women before he was executed in the electric chair
Journalist Mike Doran joked about the suicide of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein
Conservative expert Ben Shapiro tweeted about Harry Potter villain Voldemort
& # 39; Osama bin Laden, father of 23, killed in home invasion, & # 39; tweet comedian Joe DeVito, referring to the head of Al Qaida who was killed in a Navy SEAL raid in 2011 in the same way as the al-Baghdadi on Saturday.
& # 39; Jeffrey Dahmer, connoisseur of exotic and locally produced meat, dies at 34, & # 39; tweeted Donald Trump Jr. about the infamous cannibal.
Blaze TV journalist Lauren Chen called Nazi leader Adolf Hitler a & # 39; dedicated art lover, animal rights activist, and talented orator & # 39 ;.
The right-wing expert Ben Shapiro also participated in the spot and wrote: & # 39; Voldemort, severe wizard who overcame a severe face distortion to achieve dark rule, dead at 71. & # 39;
& # 39; Ted Bundy, well-known women's and women's rights activist, found dead in chair & # 39 ;, wrote a person about the serial killer who confessed the rape and murder of at least 30 women before he was executed in the electric chair.
& # 39; Jeffrey Epstein, financier, philanthropist and friend of royalty, dies in a sober one-room apartment & # 39 ;, a user tweeted about the convicted child rapist who died in suicide in a Manhattan prison in August.
Another user has photoshopped a fake article about cult leader Charles Manson
The Post later apologized for the head of the & # 39; austere religious leader & # 39; as vice-president of Communications Kristine Coratti Kelly tweeted that it should never have read & # 39; and said the editors & # 39; it had changed quickly & # 39 ;.
The headline seemed to be based on a line from the obituary that reads: & When Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi took over the reins of the Islamic State of Iraq in 2010, few had heard of the organization or its new leader, then a sober religion scholar with wire glasses and no known aptitude for fighting and killing. & # 39;
The obituary continued and noted that al-Baghdadi & # 39; spent his early adult years as an obscure academic, striving for a quiet life as a professor of Islamic law & # 39 ;.
The Washington Post has revised the obituary's headline and claims they have changed the & # 39; quickly & # 39;
Twitter indignation about the slip started after Fox News anchor Sean Hannity fired a series of tweets with the headline as & # 39; sick and disgusting & # 39 ;.
& # 39; A & # 39; sober religious scholar & # 39 ;? "Dead at 48"? No – he was cornered by the greatest toughest best military heroes on earth !! What about killing the bad SOB, & # 39; tweet Hannity.
& # 39; This is precisely why America will never trust this mainstream corrupt fake news again. & # 39;
In another tweet, he added: & # 39; Let me train the Washington Post. Al-Baghdadi was the leader of ISIS … The terror organization responsible for killing hundreds of thousands of people. ISIS terrorists enjoy beheading and burning people alive in cages. They use cars and trucks to mow innocent people. Describe Al-Baghdadi as a & # 39; strict religious scholar & # 39; is sick and repulsive. & # 39;
Twitter indignation about the slip started after Fox News anchor Sean Hannity (left) fired a series of tweets that the headline as & # 39; sick and repulsive & # 39; labeled. Donald Trump Jr. (photo) also slammed The Post and tweeted that the outlet & # 39; in a race & # 39; seemed with Bloomberg to see who & # 39; this week could be the biggest ISIS sympathizers & # 39;
The Don Jr. tweet referred to this Sunday morning tweet by Bloomberg Politics
Don Jr. also threw The Post and wrote that the outlet & # 39; in a race & # 39; seemed with Bloomberg to see who & # 39; this week could be the biggest ISIS sympathizers & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Wow, @washingtonpost and Bloomberg (@bpolitics) are running neck and neck for the race to who this week may be the biggest ISIS sympathizers. Disgusting, & tweeted the son of the president Sunday night.
Don Jr. also cited the tweet of the former White House communication with Cliff Sims, which stated: & # 39; Bloom is not surpassed by @washingtonpost.
Sims referred to a multi-part Bloomberg Politics tweet, posted on Sunday morning, which reads: & Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic state, transformed himself from a little-known Koran recitation teacher into the self-proclaimed ruler of an entity that covered parts of Syria and Iraq. & # 39;
President Trump announced Sunday morning that al-Baghdadi & # 39; died like a dog & # 39; as a result of a nocturnal American Special Ops forces at its hiding place in northwestern Syria.
Trump said al-Baghdadi killed himself and three children when he detonated his suicide jacket after being cornered in a dead-end tunnel.
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