The morbidly obese Abu Abdul Bari, also known as Shifa al-Nima, was nabbed last week by an elite SWAT team in the city of Mosul.
He couldn’t fit in a car, so they had to take him away in the back of a police truck.
In a statement by the Iraqi government they said Bari is a preacher known for “provocative speeches against the security forces” is considered one of the top leaders of “ISIS gangs.”
Maajid Nawaz, founder of the London-based anti-extremism group Quilliam, wrote about Bari’s arrest:
“...It is good that Syrians, Iraqis & others witness the debasement of this scum. That he is this obese, this immobile & this humiliated is yet another blow to ISIS imbeciles who thought God was with them.
Do not underestimate the psychological blow the image of this obese monster being arrested is to ISIS. Gluttony is frowned upon by jihadists. But also, ISIS branded themselves as fighters possessing rare courage & discipline... meanwhile this walrus was their top religious cleric.
And that he issued rulings to fighters to both kill & be killed en mass, while justifying every manner of atrocity in the name of Islam, this hippo quite obviously had little intention of exerting his body beyond bowel movements. The hypocrisy stinks (figuratively & literately)!"
Activists, use my above point not to mock obesity, but to mock the hypocrisy & debasement of a man who sanctioned enslavement, rape & ethnic cleansing and mass murder. If ISIS were uniquely animalistic, then it’s befitting they were presided over by a uniquely beastial figure such as this.”