Hot off the heels of their weekend of fawning eulogizing the now dead mass murder terrorist and leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, al-Baghdadi. After first labeling him an Islamic extremest, the obituary headline was changed to "austere religious scholar".
This time it would seem Trump Derangement Syndrome is causing supposedly objective professionals to defend mass murdering terrorists. Since Donald Trump called them cowards, the writer of this piece felt the need to defend Baghdadi from the criticism by claiming the fact he blew up he and his kids means he's not a coward.
This hearkens back to 2001 when Bill Maher famously said the 9/11 hijackers weren't cowards because they killed themselves for their cause. It didn't go so well for him and I don't see it ending well for the WaPo.