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Islamic State Names New Leader After Confirming Death Of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Mary Margaret Olohan on October 31, 2019

The Islamic State announced its new leader Thursday after confirming the death of its former leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

ISIS said al-Baghdadi will be replaced by Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Qurayshi, the Site Intelligence Group reported Thursday. Site Intelligence Group monitors extremist militant groups on the internet, including ISIS.

The intelligence group reported that ISIS identified al-Qurayshi as the “emir of the believers” and “caliph.” al-Qurayshi is largely unknown outside the ranks of ISIS, The New York Times reported.

News of al-Qurayshi’s appointment followed President Donald Trump’s Sunday announcement that al-Baghdadi died in a U.S. raid in Northern Syria.

“He died after running into a dead-end tunnel, whimpering and crying and screaming all the way,” Trump said in his Sunday morning speech.

Al-Qurayshi’s death came after almost a decade as one of the world’s most-wanted terrorists. The terrorist became the leader of ISIS in 2013 and participated in aid worker Kayla Mueller’s brutal rape and murder in 2015.

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  • It seems that there is no way that the Left will ever appreciate what a wonderful man our President is. He helped plan the demise of the ISIS leader because he was a severe threat to our country and all they can do is fine fault with everything he does and say. They are the most ungrateful group of people I have ever seen.

  • It seems that there is no way that the Left will ever appreciate what a wonderful man our President is. He helped plan the demise of the ISIS leader because he was a severe threat to our country and all they can do is fine fault with everything he does and say. They are the most ungrateful group of people I have ever seen.

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  • Get Schiff under oath and ask him some very serious questions, Why did he lie about everything for starters.

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