Spare Us! Qassem Soleimani a ‘Revered Leader?’
The Washington Post ran into some trouble over the weekend for referring to Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani as the Iranian nation's "most revered military leader" amid reports of his death. Soleimani is the terrorist murderer whom Secretary of State Mike Pompeo deemed equally as dangerous as ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was killed last October in a USA military strike. The Washington Post headline sparked a string of negative reactions on social media. Many critics also pointed to the Post's previously mocked headline in Oct. 2019, which referred to deceased ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as an "austere religious scholar". They rejected as well the NY Times' recent description of Iraqi terrorists who attempted to raid the USA embassy in Baghdad as "mourners". Meanwhile, on the ground in Iran, as the world reacted Friday to the USA killing of General Soleimani, Iranian resistance groups hailed the move as a “major blow” for the repressive regime in Tehran. They predicted that it will boost the morale of dissidents and bring what they see as the likely downfall of the regime’s one step closer. Soleimani was also allegedly responsible for the killing of thousands of protestors in Tehran. All-in-all, he has left behind nothing but a legacy of hatred, death, and oppression. (VFI News)
It’s expected, although grievous, to hear terrorist entities in the Middle East saying things like, “Hamas condemns Soleimani's killing and sends its ‘dearest condolences’ to Iran”. However, it is utterly unacceptable to find Western media sources referring to such killers as Soleimani or al-Baghdadi, as ‘revered’ or in al-Baghdadi’s case an ‘austere religious scholars’. Such men are mass- murderers, those who orchestrate and carry out torture and death upon hundreds of thousands of men women and children across the planet. May such people be identified and dealt with for what they are; “Evil”.