By Piers Morgan
I was in New York on the night President Barack Obama announced Navy SEALs had killed Osama bin Laden.
Obama was intensely disliked by Republicans at the time, but partisan rivalry was set aside for a moment of true, unified joy at the death of the world’s most wanted terrorist.
People of all political leanings took to the streets to chant ‘USA! USA!’ as they celebrated the wicked Al Qaeda leader’s grisly demise in a Pakistan shoot-out.
It didn’t matter how you voted, what mattered was that the man who masterminded 9/11 had finally been made to pay for his despicable crimes.
It was a great day for America, and for the world.
America was united in triumph when the mastermind of 9/11 – Osama Bin Laden (top right) was killed under the Obama administration. But yesterday, when the founder and leader of ISIS Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (top left) President Trump was greeted by booing when he attended a World Series game.
Yesterday was another of those days.
In fact, some argue it was an even greater day.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was the founder and leader of ISIS, a terrorist group that makes even Al Qaeda look like choirboys.
For five years, after declaring Islamic State as a worldwide caliphate, Baghdadi presided over one of the most brutal, evil periods of unconscionable terrorist activity in modern history.
Both administrations released photographs as the presidents and their military leaders watched the moment both terrorist leaders were killed in American strikes
His followers burned victims alive in cages or slowly drowned them. They threw gay people off rooftops, and beheaded others on videos they then broadcast online.
They executed 13 teenage boys in Iraq with machine guns because they were watching a football match on TV.
They shot, suicide-bombed and massacred any rival Shia Muslims they could find in a relentless frenzied attempt to ethnically cleanse them off the face of the planet.
They murdered anyone who tried to leave their caliphate, or those they deemed ‘ineffective in battle’.
His followers burned victims alive in cages – like Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh, above, – or slowly drowned them. They threw gay people off rooftops, and beheaded others on videos they then broadcast online.
They kidnapped thousands of women, especially Kurds or Yazidis, and either sold them as sex slaves or forced them to marry ISIS fighters and be their sex slaves. Many were tortured, or killed themselves to escape the torment.
They trafficked human organs they ripped from living captives and hostages, including children.
They used brainwashed kids as young as six to be front line shields.
As Baghdadi’s terrible tentacles spread ever further around the world, fueled by constant ISIS propaganda on the internet, the scale and ferocity of attacks against civilians worsened.
In January 2015, ISIS terrorists armed with assault rifles stormed the Paris offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people.
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