ISIS Chief Named Runner-up for Time's 'Person of the Year'

ISIS Chief Named Runner-up for Time

Submitted by Subeditor on Thu, 2015-12-10 13:21 New York: ISIS terror group's chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been named as one of the runners up for Time's “Person of the year”. The magazine has named German chancellor Angela Merkel as “Person of the year 2015”. The magazine hailed Merkel's leadership for navigating debt and asylum seeker crises that threatened to tear the European Union apart, ABC News reported. Among other runners up were Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, America's Black Lives Matter activists campaigning against inequality and Iranian president Hassan Rouhani. Time's international editor Brian Walsh said that Merkel held together the European Monetary Union in early 2015 while dealing with the Greek crisis. Meanwhile, Trump took to Twitter to disapprove of the magazine's choice for the person of the year, saying, "I told you @TIME Magazine would never pick me as person of the year despite being the big favorite They picked person who is ruining Germany.” He did seem unimpressed about being passed over for the German chancellor. (ANI)