SMUG MONSTER: Chief executioner of jihadist group proudly goes unmasked on torture, murder videos
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
6/16/2014 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for FEBRUARY 2017
Comfort for the Afflicted. That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.
Some take pilgrimages to atone for sins, others simply desire time to fulfill their spiritual needs. Regardless of why people choose to ... continue reading
Innocent and terrified boys, aged from three to 16, entered what appeared to be a Mosul orphanage with tears streaming down their faces ... continue reading
Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes survives Jewish extremist attack - Celebrates first Mass in 2 years Watch
After eight months and about $1 million, the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes in Tabgha on the Sea of Galilee has ... continue reading
'Death to America' - Thousands celebrate Islamic Revolution by burning American flags and shouting Anti-America slurs Watch
In 1979, Iran underwent an unusual revolution, which resulted in the rise of anti-American Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. LOS ... continue reading
Archaeologists have explored another Dead Sea Scroll cave in the Qumran cliffs of the West Bank. The cavern is the twelfth such cave in ... continue reading
by Catholic Online
- St. Polycarp: Saint of the Day for Thursday, February 23, 2017
- Daily Readings for Thursday, February 23, 2017
- Scientists predict Biblical flood for California HD Video
- New pilgrimage route recreates Jesus' footsteps HD Video
- It is media, not Trump behind illusion of mass deportations
- 'This is him telling me he is scared' - Heartbreaking image of ...
- Wave of anti-Semitic threats end in vandalization horror - But ...
- Sts. Perpetua and Felicity HD
- Daily Reading for Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 HD
- California's floods predicted by scientists, but how? HD
- Pope Francis tells how to become a saint HD
Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.