Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

6/16/2014 (2 years ago)

Catholic Online (

Shakir Wahiyib performs atrocities for camera while attracting a strong female following

Movie star handsome, jihadist executioner Shakir Wahiyib sets the ladies' heart aflutter throughout the Middle East. However -- the films Wahiyib appears in are not escapist comedies or musicals, but real-life torture and murder videos. He goes about his chores unmasked, and sometimes with a smug smile across his face.

Jihadist executioner Shakir Wahiyib staring contemplatively into the middle distance while brandishing a rocket-propelled grenade.

Jihadist executioner Shakir Wahiyib staring contemplatively into the middle distance while brandishing a rocket-propelled grenade.


By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (

6/16/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Middle East

Keywords: Shakir Wahiyib, torture, murder, videos, ISIS, Iraq

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Called the "Desert Lion" by his supporters, Wahiyib is the public face of the forces currently threatening to destroy Iraq. The chief executioner of the ISIS terror group, Wahiyib foregoes the disguises used by his contemporaries in the numerous torture videos currently in circulation.

Actually very little is known about Wahiyib. His tribal surname, Fahdawi, indicates that he may be from the Anbar-based Albu Fahd tribe, known to U.S. forces as one of the "sinister six" that first allied with al-Qaeda after Saddam Hussein's fall.

Light up the darkness -- by going here --

Shakir Wahiyib, center, is unusual in the ISIS army that he will appear on camera without covering h

Shakir Wahiyib, center, is unusual in the ISIS army that he will appear on camera without covering his face.

Believed to be in his late-20s, he first gained notoriety through a chilling video which surfaced on jihadist Web sites last summer. In that video, he along with his gang executed three Syrian truck drivers who had been driving through ISIS territory in Anbar.

In stark contrast, in other pictures he is seen accepting flowers from a child, gently holding a bird of prey and staring contemplatively into the middle distance while brandishing a rocket-propelled grenade.

Wahiyib can often be seen posing with machine guns or rocket-propelled grenades when appearing on hi

Wahiyib can often be seen posing with machine guns or rocket-propelled grenades when appearing on his videos which are spread over the Internet.

His forces have made significant gains in northern Iraq and are now marching on the capital Baghdad.

Armored convoys containing U.S.-trained soldiers, who had mysteriously melted away in earlier confrontations - stormed towards the town of Balad, some 50 miles outside of the capital Baghdad.

Over the past week ISIS made dramatic gains in the Sunni heartland north of Baghdad after overrunning Iraq's second-largest city of Mosul on Tuesday of last week.

The ISIS chief executioner, who was born in 1971 in Baghdad, is touted as a battlefield commander an

The ISIS chief executioner, who was born in 1971 in Baghdad, is touted as a battlefield commander and tactician.

Soldiers and policemen have fled in the face of the lightning advance. Thousands have fled to the self-ruled Kurdish region in northern Iraq, which has prompted condemnation and threats of harsh punishment from senior politicians.

Senior-most commanders abandoned their positions early in the assault as black-clad Isis fighters swept into the country's second city of Mosul.

After ISIS seized Falluja and other areas of Anbar late last year, Iraqi medical sources say some 6,000 soldiers died there. Iraq-based foreign diplomats say 12,000 deserted their posts.

Mosul's defenders held up well for three days until late Monday evening. Over the next few hours the force imploded, with the senior commander for all of Nineveh province, Mahdi Garawi, fleeing.

The commander of Iraq's ground forces, General Ali Ghaidan, and the vice chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Abboud Qanbar, also abandoned their posts, according to an Iraqi official and a Western security expert.


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'

Copyright 2016 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for SEPTEMBER 2016
Centrality of the Human Person: That each may contribute to the common good and to the building of a society that places the human person at the center.
Evangelization: Mission to Evangelize: That by participating in the Sacraments and meditating on Scripture, Christians may become more aware of their mission to evangelize.


More Middle East

Christian town captured by ISIS and citizens used as human shields Watch

Image of ISIS uses human shields.


We are subjected to every kind of hardship, but never distressed; we see no way out but we never despair; we are pursued but never cut off; knocked down, but still have some life in us; always we carry with us in our body the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus, ... continue reading

Cubs of the Caliphate are grown enough to kill Watch

Image of A new terrorist propaganda video reveals children executing


New execution photos reveal the results of brainwashing children raised and trained to one day become Jihads known as Cubs of the Caliphate. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - ISIS is known for killing able-bodied men, elderly people and kidnapping, raping, enslaving ... continue reading

Syrian priest escapes ISIS and calls for 'revolution against violence' Watch

Image of Fr. Jacques Mourad calls for a revolution.

By Berthold Pelster (Aid to the Church in Need)

Father Jacques Mourad was prior of the Mar Elian monastery, a pilgrimage centre near Al Quaryatayn, about 65 miles southeast of Homs, until he was abducted by Islamic State militants in May 2015. He managed to escape after nearly five months of captivity, yet that ... continue reading

Memorial of Moses on Mt. Nebo reopens following long restoration Watch

Image of The Memorial of Moses is known for its Byzantine-era mosaics.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The Memorial of Moses has reopened in Jordan following a lengthy restoration. The mountaintop site is the location where Moses saw the Holy Land before his death. The site is holy to people of all three major Abrahamic religions. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - ... continue reading

Turkey warns world close to NUCLEAR WAR between Russia and USA Watch

Image of Russians are bombing Aleppo, possibly as part of a campaign to destroy the city.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Turkey is getting nervous as they warn, World War III looms. Turkey is uncomfortably close to what has become a proxy war between the U.S. and Russia. Turkey is concerned they could become a battleground in a future conflict between the two sides. LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading

Battle for Mosul has begun! Here are the basics you need to know Watch

Image of Iraqi Security Forces begin their advance into Mosul.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Iraqi Security Forces, Kurdish Peshmerga, and Shia militia have launched the battle to retake Mosul from ISIS. The battle began with the allied coalition bombing the city's main bridge. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - Iraqi Security Forces in alliance with ... continue reading

US and British forces weep at young girls' fates before slaughtering ISIS pedophiles Watch

Image of The SAS and US forces saved the enslaved girls.


US and SAS soldiers infiltrated an ISIS-run village where girls under 12 were either forced to marry Jihads or were tortured. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to the Daily Star, a covert operation conducted by a joint US-British task force was carried out ... continue reading

Crucified and beheaded - Christians slaughtered for refusing Islam Watch

Image of Eleven Christian missionaries were killed in Syria.


Eleven missionaries, including a 12-year-old boy, were slaughtered outside Aleppo, Syria. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to Breitbart, the murders occurred on August 28 when the Christians refused to convert to Islam.The Gospel Herald reported they died ... continue reading

What is he thinking? Has Obama really granted ISIS fighters SAFE PASSAGE from Mosul? Watch

Image of Obama to allow 9,000 ISIS fighters back into Syria (Reuters)?


US President Barack Obama once said, "The most important thing you need to do [in this job] is to have big chunks of time during the day when all you're doing is thinking."Unfortunately, it would appear he is not very good at taking his own advice. LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading

'Why should Christians be lashed for taking communion?' - 3 men get 80 lashes in Iran Watch

Image of Muslim men are not allowed to drink wine - but these men were not Muslim.


Three men came together and partook of the Eucharist. What happened next is a testament to the lives all Christians in the Middle East must face. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Conversion from Islam is forbidden in Iran. If anyone is caught attempting to convert, ... continue reading

All Middle East News


Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18
12 for the Lord is a judge who is utterly impartial.13 He ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 34:2-3, 17-18, 19, 23
2 I will praise Yahweh from my heart; let the humble hear and ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 18:9-14
9 He spoke the following parable to some people who prided themselves on ... Read More

Reading 2, Second Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
6 As for me, my life is already being poured away as a libation, and the ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for October 23rd, 2016 Image

St. John of Capistrano
October 23: St. John was born at Capistrano, Italy in 1385, ... Read More