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NPR Praises Terrorist al-Baghdadi

Jeff Katz
October 29, 2019 - 4:16 pm

And you thought The Washington Post was bad. This may take the cake for outrageous statements on a ruthless terrorist, but we'll let you be the judge.

During its coverage of President Donald Trump's announcement that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed by U.S. special forces, National Public Radio (NPR) actually found a way to heap praise on the man who murdered multiple American citizens and blew himself and two of his children up.

In a roundtable discussion, three NPR reporters lauded the terrorist leader to host Lulu Garcia-Navarro, with one saying, "He led a movement that we’ve never seen before. ISIS had tens of thousands of members, fighters, coming in from all over the world."

The reporter, Greg Myre, continued, "This isn’t the end of ISIS, but he was a real leader. It’s not somebody that they can just appoint somebody else; take over, and the movement continues."

Myer concluded, "His leadership was critical" and his death was "definitely a major blow to the Islamic State."