- - Thursday, October 31, 2019

The Washington Post obituary for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi identified the nefarious, Iraqi-born leader of the Islamic State (the one who ordered the rape, torture and murder of thousands, and who directed the bulldozing and destruction of dozens of religious sites and artifacts between June, 2014, and February, 2015) as an “austere religious scholar.” I’m curious — in the interests of intellectual honesty, will The Post revise its historical record to pronounce 20th-century Nazi book burners “rigorous literary critics”?

If nothing else, this disgusting display shines the light on how the intellectual dishonesty and moral turpitude of the left is decaying so much of American culture. As the late conservative radio commentator, Bob Grant, often said: “It’s sick and getting sicker out there.” This bears repeating today.

President Trump must really be pushing the left’s buttons for them to expose so much of their own sickness, as The Post did in this bizarre obituary. Seeing him do it certainly is a pleasant reprieve from 30 years of watching the left eating the lunch of conservative establishmentarians.

KEN BECKERT

Abingdon, Md.



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