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IS general looks like shawarma

Islamic State’s Abu Wahib mocked online for his choice of camouflage, unibrow

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Fighters from the Islamic State group parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle down a main road at the northern city of Mosul, June 23, 2014. (photo credit: AP/File)
Fighters from the Islamic State group parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle down a main road at the northern city of Mosul, June 23, 2014. (photo credit: AP/File)

One of the Islamic State’s most ruthless commanders is being mocked online for his fashion choices, as anti-IS activists compare him to a shawarma kebab.

Abu Wahib, the 28-year-old commander of the Sunni Al-Anbar Lions militia, was photographed recently standing next to a black IS truck in Iraq’s Anbar province, wearing brown camouflage and a black beret.

A member of the anti-Islamic State group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently named Abu Mohammed posted a picture of the bearded Wahib next to a photo of shawarma being roasted on a spit with the caption #same, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday.

Abu Wahib, who has a $500,000 bounty on his head, is regularly mocked online for his distinctive long hair and unibrow.

The jihadi commander was on death row in an Iraqi prison when he escaped during a 2012 riot led by members of al-Qaeda in Iraq.

He resurfaced the next year when he was filmed executing three Syrian taxi drivers in the desert.

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