So much for those tough-talking terrorists.
Over the weekend, President Trump announced that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in raids raid in Syria. All as the former terror leader was “whimpering and crying and screaming all the way,” as noted by CNBC. “He died like a dog. He died like a coward. The world is now a much safer place.”
Trump also noted that an on-site DNA test also confirmed Baghdadi’s death the ISIS leader detonated a suicide vest. Along with the ISIS leader’s death, his right-hand man, Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir was also killed, as noted by Reuters.
“Baghdadi’s death represents a huge blow to the organization’s capacity to swell its ranks, mobilize its existing supporters and develop the momentum that could restore it to its past glories,” said Ranj Alaaldin, a fellow at the Brookings Institution in Doha, as also quoted by Reuters. “That said, ISIS (Islamic State) will still be a potent, under-ground terrorist threat.”
This now puts an end to al-Baghdadi’s five-year leadership of ISIS.
2020 Presidential Candidates Weighed in on His Death
“He proclaimed not the teachings of Islam, but a warped ideology of hate and brutality, built on mass slaughters, public executions, the enslavement of ethnic and religious minorities, and evils that have no place in any society,” former Vice President Joe Biden said, as quoted by The Hill. “The world is better and safer without him in it.”
Sen. Elizabeth Warren said the death was a “setback for ISIS and a victory for justice.”
“Baghdadi’s death closes one chapter, but it is not the end of our fight against terrorism. We need a settlement that ends the suffering and destruction in Syria—and ultimately, a long-term plan to counter extremism and allow the region to achieve peace and stability,” she tweeted.