- The Washington Times - Monday, October 28, 2019

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis racked up thousands of replies before deleting a tweet suggesting Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “suffered” when he was killed Sunday during a U.S. military operation in northwest Syria.

President Trump announced during a news conference Sunday morning that al-Baghdadi died after he was cornered by U.S. forces in a “dead-end tunnel” and detonated the suicide vest he was wearing, killing himself and three of what were believed to be his children.

“A brutal killer, one who has caused so much hardship and death, has violently been eliminated,” the president said. “He will never again harm another innocent man, woman or child. He died like a dog. He died like a coward. The world is now a much safer place.”

Ms. Curtis, a critic of Mr. Trump, reacted to the president’s speech on Twitter, suggesting that al-Baghdadi was “blown up” and that he suffered like “all living things” do, including dogs.

“He may have died a coward @realDonaldTrump but ALL living things suffer when they are blown up,” the actress wrote. “Anyone who has experienced warfare, unlike yourself, would know that. War is brutal. Dogs are brave, bold, loyal, loving and healing.”

The tweet racked up thousands of comments slamming Ms. Curtis for seemingly sympathizing with the slain terrorist. She deleted the tweet while this story was being written and replaced it with a post praising the military and her local law enforcement.

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