A ‘most wanted’ ISIS mufti responsible for ordering gruesome killings, kidnappings, rapes, as well as the destruction of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul’s ancient heritage has been captured by an elite Iraqi SWAT team raid.
The massively obese terror leader named Shifa al-Nima, known within the Islamic State as Abu Abdul Bari, was captured by Iraqi police and had to load him onto the back of a flatbed truck to accommodate him.
Considered one of the biggest arrests in recent months, he was nabbed at his hideout in Mosul earlier this week. Lately, he was known to issue sermons and messages to his followers to target Iraqi police.
And according to an Iraqi police statement, “He is considered one of the foremost leaders of ISIS and was responsible for issuing fatwas that led to the murder of scholars and clerics.”
The fat mufti was also well-known for issuing a fatwa in 2014 to bomb one of Mosul’s most revered pilgrimage sites — a mosque believed to be the site of the tomb of the Prophet Jonah — which attracted Muslims and Christians alike.
Iraqi police suggest he was still making appearances in local mosques long after the ISIS reign of terror, inciting hatred and violence against police and Iraqi leaders.
Shifa al-Nima was captured in Mansour neighborhood of Mosul by the Nineveh police command and is now in prison, awaiting trial, after which he could face execution.